"Ms. Razlog's performance of "Die Csárdásfürstin"
was as a sparkling treat", - Concert review, Vancouver Sun
"Elena as Ulrica... was stunning", - review of "Un Ballo In Maschera", - Vancouver Entertainment
"The role of Ulrica... was sung and acted very convincingly”, - Hillary Clarke for Opera Canada
Elena Razlog brings passion to operatic repertoire ranging from creation of traditionally classic roles to interpretation of contemporary pieces. Her operatic appearances include the roles of: Olga, “Eugene Onegin”, conducted by Maestro David Agler; Cornelia, “Giulio Cesare”; Flora, “La Traviata”; Barbara, “Eine Nacht in Venedig” (UBC Opera); Ulrica, “Un Ballo in Maschera” (Opera Mariposa); Marcellina, “Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera in Concert); Amy, “Choir Practice” by S. Chatman, world-premiered and broadcast by CBC (UBC Opera).
Elena is equally at home in both, opera and concert settings. Highlights of her performances include concerts in collaboration with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, UBC Symphony Orchestra, Plzen Opera Orchestra and Karlovy Vary Opera Orchestra. Elena is a re-invited soloist with the Rostropovich Symphony of Nizhny Novgorod.
Elena performed in the New York Lyric Opera Gala that takes place each year in the acclaimed Carnegie Hall, featuring emerging professionals from around the world. Other highlights of her concert performances include the “Gypsy Dances” Concert with the UBC Symphony Orchestra dedicated to works of E. Kalman and broadcasted live by CBC (Canadian Radio & Television Broadcast). Elena performed in the acclaimed “Tea & Trumpet Concert” with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra traditionally done each year at the Orpheum, a heritage theatre in the heart of Vancouver.
Elena is a mezzo-soprano at Vancouver Opera and is an engaged performer at VO productions and festivals. She was part of and the host of the concerts dedicated to works of Anna Akhmatova (Vancouver Opera “White Nights Festival”, 2018). Elena performed “Opera, Fairy Tales and Magic!” concerts partnering with VO soprano, Melanie Krueger and pianists, Tina Chang and Kinza Tyrrell as part of the 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival.
Elena holds Master’s Degree from the University of British Columbia School of Music (M.MUS in Opera), as well as Diploma in Voice Performance (UBC). Elena also holds B.A. in Linguistics; International Relations and Cross-Cultural Communications, as well as Diploma in Music Education (major in Choir Conducting). As part of the exchanged program, Elena studied voice at the University of Oregon School of Music (USA). She is a recipient of the “Up With People” program stipend (USA), to perform in the musical “The Roads”, a production by the Broadway Theatre, NY, that toured for a year throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
In addition to her career as a classical singer, Elena enjoys designing and creating costumes for opera and theatre productions. She is a graduate from the CUT Vancouver Fashion Academy and has additional training in History of Costume. Elena was engaged and is re-invited to assist with costume creation for various productions, with primary experience in Costume Depts of Vancouver Opera and UBC Opera.
DOLCE & BELCANTO SHOW
Dolce & Belcanto is an operatic and fashion extravaganza that is enjoying success among audiences all over Vancouver! Along with soprano Melanie Krueger (Vancouver Opera), we've created an original show where opera and fashion come together in a theatrical production. In this touring production, we combine opera’s most beloved duets with Haute Couture fashion. We are professional artists including myself, Elena Razlog (mezzo soprano), Melanie Krueger (soprano), and Stanislav Galimkhanov (Goh Ballet). The performance is a stage production encompassing opera, ballet and fashion fusion. Dolce & Belcanto is truly “opera and ballet for all”, a format adapted for audiences of all backgrounds! It is also a show with a fashion twist: all our costumes are our own creations! For more details please visit https://dolceandbelcanto.com
Ulrica, "Un Ballo in Maschera"
Olga, "Eugene Onegin"
"La Boheme", Vancouver Opera
"Eugene Onegin", UBC Opera
UBC Symphony, Tribute to E. Kalman CBC concert
Maddalena, "Rigoletto" New York Lyric Opera Gala at Carnegie Hall, NY
Vancouver Opera Festival, Akhmatova Concert
New York Lyric Opera Gala at Carnegie Hall
"La Traviata", Vancouver Opera
"Turandot", Vancouver Opera
Cantando String Orchestra, N. Novgorod
"Eugene Onegin" Team, Vancouver Opera
UBC Opera European Tour
Dedication to A. Akhmatova
Barbara, "Eine Nacht in Venedig", UBC Opera
"The Roads", Up With People touring show (USA, France, Belgium, Austria and Japan)