June 2021

Elena Villalón takes multiple prizes in 2021 Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition

Elena participated in the 39th International Hans Gabor Belverdere Singing Competition in Erfurt, Germany. The only American in this year's competition, she performed "Caro nome" from Verdi's Rigoletto in the finals concert conducted by Yannis Pouspourikas, and won 2nd Prize, Audience, Carinthian Rising Star, and Will Keune Prizes. 


September 2020

The Dallas Opera Network

With Elizabeth Sutphen, Elena joins The Dallas

Opera Network in their new show Pitch Squad. 

"TDO Network brings a mixture of programming that educates, questions, and furthers classical music and the power of opera. With a diverse group of content creators from the opera industry, each series uniquely engages with our community in ways that go further than the just the typical live performance experience. There is something for everyone in this this new platform for sharing the message of opera."

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August 2020

Houston CityBook Feature

Elena is featured in Houston's CityBook Magazine as one of Houston's Hottest 11 Musicians during Covid.


"HGO Studio Soprano Villalón Predicts

‘Renewed Longing for Performance’"

"Soprano Elena Villalón, 22, a 2019 Grand Finals winner of the esteemed Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, has spent the past year making a name for herself as one of the youngest members ever of Houston Grand Opera’s artist development program HGO Studio...."

March 2020

Austin Opera

Virtual Recital

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. 

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