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Greek-Cypriot soprano Elena Patsalidou discovered her passion for singing at an early age and followed her dream of performing on international opera stages. She received a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance at the Ionian University of Corfu and a Master's degree in Opera at Dresden's Academy of Music »Carl Maria von Weber«.

In 2022 she debuted at the Semperoper Dresden as Jente in the new production »Peer Gynt«. Furthermore, she made her role debut as Valencienne (»Die Lustige Witwe«) with Opera Classica Productions and appeared in the same role at the Schönebeck Operetta Summer with the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie.

As part of the Silesian Music Festival, together with the Lusatian Baroque Ensemble, she performed the role of Elisa in the baroque opera »Il Re Pastore« (first performance in modern times) by J. A. Hasse and J. C. Richter. In addition, she sang as a soloist with the Ensemble Musica Sancta, among others in the French Cathedral on Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt.

On stage she has already appeared as Clorinda (Rossini's »La Cenerentola«), Serpina (Pergolesi's »La Serva Padrona«), Frasquita (Bizet's »Carmen«), Princess Mi (Lehar's »Das Land des Lächelns«), Adina (Donizetti's »L'elisir d'amore«), Barbarina (Mozart's »Le Nozze di Figaro«), Echo (R. Strauss »Ariadne auf Naxos«), Sand- / Taumännchen (Humperdinck's »Hänsel und Gretel«), Diana (Offenbach's »Orpheus in the Underworld«), as well as with the title role in Purcell's »Dido and Aeneas«.

Elena Patsalidou also maintains an extensive concert and Lied repertoire. She has sang, among others, the Coronation Mass in C major (Mozart), Vespro della Beata Vergine (Monteverdi), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Gloria (Vivaldi) and Requiem (Fauré).

As a soloist she has worked with Opera Classica, Landesbühnen Sachsen, the Mittelsächsisches Theater, the Kyrenia Opera, the International Kypria Festival, the Festival of Sacred Music of Patmos, the Festival »Gegen den Strom« in Bad Ems, the Nicosia Municipal Theater, the Opernwerkstatt am Rhein and the Festival »Kommen und Gehen« in Zittau. She also sang at various concerts and performances with Dresden State Operetta Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic, Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Lusatian Baroque Ensemble,, Virtuosi Brunenses, Löcknitz Mandolin Orchestra and Rhein-Main Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

On tour she has performed in Italy (Basilica di San Marco, Venice), Austria (Altes Rathaus Vienna, Congress Center Villach), Armenia (Jerevan Opera Theater), Serbia (Yugoslav Drama Theater Belgrade) and Poland (Zdrojowy Teatr Animacji). At the Salzburg Easter Festival 2015 she sang in Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci with the Staatsopernchor Dresden under the direction of Christian Thielemann. With the Bavarian ensemble I Virtuosi Ambulanti she sang in 2020 as a soloist in the exclusive project »Belcanto in Bayern« in Munich. 

She has worked with various conductors such as Jan Michael Horstmann, Thomas Herzog, Raoul Grüneis, Alkis Baltas, Stanley Ritchie and Peter Seymour. As part of several master classes, she had the opportunity to work with renowned artists such as Simone Kermes, Christophe Rousset (workshop on Claudio Monteverdi's operas »L'incoronazione di Poppea« and »Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria«), Walter Moore, Barbara Bonney, Helga Wagner and Janet Williams. Private singing lessons with Professor KS Matthias Henneberg complete her previous education.

In 2021 she took part at the »Song of Hellas« project by Ars Augusta, where she recorded a selection of philhellenic songs for the accompanying CD to mark 200 years after the Greek revolution. The project was carried out under the auspices of the Commission »Greece 2021«.

Elena Patsalidou is a 2022 scholarship recipient from the Richard Wagner Association in Dresden. She was the 1st Prize winner at the 2019 Kyrenia Opera Vocal Competition and won 3rd prize at the 2013 International Giulio Perotti Vocal Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the prestigious International Singing Competition Competizione dell'Opera 2019 in Sochi.

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