ELENA RAZLOG

Mezzo Soprano

"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  

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ABOUT  ELENA

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 (Canada), Plzen Opera Orchestra and Karlovy Vary Opera Orchestra (Czechia ) and other.  Elena is a re-invited soloist with the State Rostropovich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alexander Skulsky (Russia). 

 

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. She is an engaged performer at Vancouver Opera Festivals and 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 pianist, Tina Chang, as part of 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival. 

Elena holds Master’s Degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (M.MUS in Opera), as well as Diploma in Voice Performance (UBC).  She earned her B.A. in Linguistics and International Relations at the State University of N. Novgorod (Russia), as well as Diploma in Music Education (major in Choir Conducting) from the same university.  Elena is a finalist in the regionals of the “Young Voices of Russia” National Competition.  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” 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 theatrical costumes. She was engaged and re-invited to assist with costume creation in many opera productions and worked 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

 
 

GALLERY

Opera Mariposa, photo credit: Michelle Koebke

Ulrica, "Un Ballo in Maschera"

"La Boheme", Vancouver Opera
UBC Opera, photo credit: Tim Matheson

Olga, "Eugene Onegin"

Vancouver Opera
Vancouver Opera

"La Boheme", Vancouver Opera

Ad Libitum Entertainment

Dedication to A. Akhmatova

Act II Finale, photo credit: Tim Matheson

"Eugene Onegin", UBC Opera

Olga Larina, "Eugene Onegin"
State Rostropovich Philharmonic Orchestra
Rostropovich Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

State Rostropovich Symphony, Russia

State N. Novgorod Orchestra of Traditional Instruments, Russia

Cantando String Orchestra

Cantando String Orchestra, Russia

Heia! In den Bergen...

UBC Symphony, Tribute to E. Kalman

UBC Symphony Concert, CBC live
"Eugene Onegin"

"Eugene Onegin" Team, Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera Festival, Akhmatova Concert

Akhmatova Dedication Concert, by Ad Libitum
"Un Ballo in Maschera", photo credit: Michelle Koebke
"Un Ballo in Maschera"
UBC Opera, photo credit: Tim Matheson

Barbara, "Eine Nacht in Venedig", UBC Opera

New York Lyric Opera

New York Lyric Opera Gala

New York Lyric Opera

Maddalena, "Rigoletto" (scenes), New York Lyric Opera

UBC Opera

UBC Opera European Tour

With Pianist Irina Konstantinova

With Irina Konstantinova, Dedication to Akhmatova Concert

RCC 50th Anniversary Concert, Vancouver

Concert with the "Russian Paganini", Alexander Tsygankov

UBC Opera, "Prodana Nevesta"
Vancouver Opera

"La Traviata", Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera

"Turandot", Vancouver Opera

Up With People

"The Roads", Up With People show

 

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