"Soprano Elena Perroni was particularly strong as Anne Trulove, with all of that character's vulnerabilities and underlying strength playing out in subtle ways vocally."
- Peter Dobrin (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Hailing from Western Australia, Elena Perroni is quickly garnering attention in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Perroni is a 2018 graduate of the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Perroni made her professional opera debut with Opera Philadelphia, singing the role of Doris Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird (Schnyder), at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. She reprised the role at English National Opera, in 2017. Elena debuted in her home country as Mimi (La Boheme, Puccini) with the West Australian Opera in 2017 and this season returned to the West Australian Opera to make her role debut as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata. At Curtis, Ms. Perroni's resume includes some of the most well known roles in the opera repertory including Adina (L'elisir d’Amore, Donizetti), Manon (Manon, Massenet), Anne Truelove (The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini), and Magda (La Rondine, Puccini ). Ms. Perroni has also performed the leading roles of Mimi (La Boheme, Puccini) and Gilda (Rigoletto, Verdi) at the Chautauqua Music Festival.
As well as quickly attracting attention as a leading lady on the opera stage, Ms. Perroni is also making a name for herself in the concert hall. In 2017, she made her debut with the internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra singing selections from the leading role of Rusalka (Rusalka, Dvořák) in concert. She appeared again with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the title role of Tatyana to sing selections of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in 2018 and will return in 2019 with the Philadelphia Orchestra to perform Berlioz, Les Nuit D'été. She has performed Mimi (La Boheme, Puccini) with Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, and this season sang as Maria in West Side Story (Bernstein), with the Reno Philharmonic.
In 2018, Ms. Perroni placed third in the International Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition. As a New York regional winner, she placed fifth in the Loren L. Zachary competition. Ms. Perroni was also a Philadelphia regional winner of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. Upon graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music Ms. Perroni was awarded the Festorazzi Scholarship for most promising vocalist.