Cuban-American soprano Elena Villalón is currently a third-year studio artist with Houston Grand Opera. A Grand Finals winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Villalón most recently took home several prizes in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, including 2nd Prize, Audience Prize, CS Prize, and the Wil Keune Prize. Her 2021-2022 season features a number of debuts encompassing a variety of both operatic and concert repertoire. Notable opera engagements include house and role debuts at The Dallas Opera as Tina in Flight and at Austin Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, as well as continued collaborations with Houston Grand Opera, where she will create the role of Amy in the world premiere of Joel Thompson’s The Snowy Day and debut the role of Juliette in
Roméo et Juliette...
In the 2021-22 season, Elena begins her third year as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Highlights include a return to Houston Grand Opera in the world premiere of The Snowy Day, select performances of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, debuts at The Dallas Opera and Austin Opera, as well as numerous recital and concert appearances.
Le Nozze di Figaro
CITY BOOK FEATURE
Elena is featured in Houston Citybook magazine as
one of Houston's 11 hottest musicians during Covid.
LIVE FROM INDY TERRACE
Elena performs in the inaugural "Live from Indy Terrace" with Austin Opera, as part of their broadcast series to provide access to music in the time of social distancing during COVID-19.