American soprano, Elena Stabile, is a dynamic performer of operatic and contemporary art music. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, where she is pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at the University of Minnesota. She is a student of John De Haan.
Elena is also a founding member of Strange Trace, an opera company dedicated to the production of new works and the exploration of the possibilities of opera as a genre in the twenty-first century. Since the company's inception, Elena has performed in several new works, including The Missing Piece and October Surprise, as well as directing and producing the micro-opera Emails From Gary.
Other past performance highlights include a new staged version of Alan Smith’s Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn with Marble City Opera, the collegiate premiere of Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens's chamber opera, Middlemarch in Spring (Dorothea Brooke), with the University of Tennessee Opera Theater, the title role of Alcina with Red River Lyric Opera, and The Beggar's Opera (Polly Peachum) and Street Scene (Rose Maurrant) with the Lawrence University Opera Theater.
Elena spent her early years studying both the piano and violin and sang in many choirs before beginning private voice studies. She received her undergraduate education from Lawrence University and Conservatory of Music, where she studied with John T. Gates, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English in addition to a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, studying with Andrew Wentzel. Ms. Stabile has also received training at La Musica Lirica and as a Young Artist at Red River Lyric Opera, and she is a three year performance fellow with the Nief Norf Summer Festival.