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Elena Snow is a Mexican-American mezzo-soprano raised in Chicago and currently based in Boston. A recent graduate of the New England Conservatory (Master in Vocal Performance), Elena received her Bachelor's degree from DePaul University's School of Music, where she sang several roles including Amore in Monteverdi's Poppea and Nancy in Britten's Albert Herring. Other roles she performed in Chicago include the title role in Rossini's Cenerentola, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Chicago Summer Opera), and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. She has performed as a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (under Maestro Ricardo Muti) Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Baroque. As an Apprentice Artist, Elena sang with Chicago Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera in Florida, and Caramoor Opera in New York City. Elena has been the recipient of several awards in the past few years, including placing in both the 2013 and 2015 Bel Canto Competitions and performing as a finalist for the 2016 Handel Aria Competition and 2017 Classical Singer Competition. While at NEC, Elena sang the role of Cenerentola for NEC's Outreach Opera Program, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Nerone in Handel's comic opera Agrippina, and the role of the Wife in a workshop premiere of composer Scott Wheeler's new opera, Naga.
In the summer of 2017, Elena was awarded a fellowship as a Grant Park Music Festival Project Inclusion Fellow, participating in the Grant Park Chorus for several concerts at Millenium Park in Chicago. She also performed the role of Bradamante in the Boston area opera company, Opera del West's production of Handel's Alcina. She is currently working as a teaching artist in Boston for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Elena recorded the vocal works by Mexican composers for the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble CD "Voices of Mexico Past and Present". For additional information and photos, check www.elenasnow.com
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