RETURNElena Cassian

Elena Cassian

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Moldavia and graduated from the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) having studied with Professor Niculina Mirea-Curta. She made her debut at the Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca singing Carmen and Le nozze di Figaro. In 1997 she won first prize at the International Voice Competition Hariclea Darclee and a scholarship for La Scala's Academy. In 1999 she performed Carmen once more ath the Grand Theater in Limoges (France) and right after embarked on an international career, appearing in major european opera stages such as La Scala, Opéra Bastille (Paris), Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Bavarian State Opera, Berlin German Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa, Teatro di San Carlo (Naples), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Opéra de Toulon (France), Teatro Manuel Ascencio Segura (Lima, Peru), Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), as well as in Tokyo while on tour with La Scala under Riccardo Muti and Seiji Ozawa. She has sang Carmen (Carmen), Ulrika (Un ballo in maschera), Azucena (Il trovatore), Amneris (Aida), La Cieca (La Gioconda), Federica (Luisa Miller), Princess de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), Fenena (Nabucco), Marfa (Khovanschchina), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s bride), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly). Her discography includes Eugene Onegin (Olga, under Seiji Ozawa) and Madama Butterfly (Suzuki). She was worked numerous times with the Greek National Opera. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.