This season, Elena makes her debut at the Opera House Riga on May 1 (with another performance on May 9) as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with the Riga Opera Festival.
In 2008 Elena debuted at the Concert House in Riga to great acclaim as Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) with the Latvian National symphony orchestra, performing alongside Elina Garanca as Romeo, under the baton of Karel Marc Chichon. She returned in Spring 2010 as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani, also conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.Riga Opera festival 2016. Viva Verdi! ( June 1-12, 2016)
The Riga Opera Festival, founded in 1998 as the first festival of its size and scale in Eastern Europe, has already become a valuable tradition.The festival is highly anticipated by both Latvian audience and opera-lovers from abroad.Every summer, the festival marks the end of the Latvian National Opera’s performance season.Festival of 2016 will be dedicated to one composer only – to musical genius, Italian Romantic Giuseppe Verdi.