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Elena Villalón


Mr. and Mrs. Harlan C. Stai Fellow

About the artist:

A third-year Butler Studio artist from Austin, Elena Villalón was a Grand Finals Winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Second Prize winner in the 2021 Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition, and the Audience Choice Award winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Concert of Arias. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, Villalón will perform as Amy in The Snowy Day and as Juliet in alternate cast performances of Romeo and Juliet. During the HGO Digital 2020-21 season she performed the roles of Farinelli’s Trainer in Vinkensport; Amy in The Making of The Snowy Day, an Opera for All; and Dew Fairy and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. Also with HGO, she previously performed Page in Rigoletto; Woman in selected performances of the world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering; and Inez in La favorite. Villalón is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music (CCM), has been a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and is an alumna of HGO’s 2018 Young Artist Vocal Academy. In summer 2019, she performed Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist and returned to the Tanglewood Music Center as a soprano fellow. She returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the summer of 2021 as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Also in the 2021-22 season, she makes debuts with Austin Opera (Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro) and The Dallas Opera (Tina in Flight).



HGO appearances: Amy in The Snowy Day; Juliette in Miller/Woodlands performances of Romeo and Juliet. Third-year HGO Studio artist.  

Previously at HGO: Farinelli’s Trainer in Vinkensport; Amy in The Making of The Snowy Day; Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. Page in Rigoletto; Woman in selected performances of the world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering; Inez in La favorite. Audience Choice Award winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Alumna of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy (2018).

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