Elena Sancho Pereg
"...a perfect Zerbinetta and enchanting with a coloratura that defied the laws of gravity..."
"Elena Sancho Pereg portrays a seductive and musical Stella, with a voice of dazzling beauty."
Elena Sancho Pereg studied at Escuela Superior de Canto of Madrid and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
A current member of the solo ensemble at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, roles this season include Euridice in Barrie Kosky's production Orpheus In the Underworld and Adina L'elisir d'amore. Other future guest roles outside the house include her debut at La Monnaie as Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, appearances at the Teatro Real Madrid as Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and Fiakermilli Arabella and Adina L’Elisir d’Amore in Bilbao. Most recently she returned to Gran Teatre del Liceu as Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos.
She has sung over 40 operatic roles and as a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein some of these have included Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos, Gilda Rigoletto, Oscar Un ballo in maschera, The Sun/The Princess in Ravel’s L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Norina Don Pasquale, Olympia/Stella in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Waldvogel Wagner’s Siegfried, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Fiakermilli Arabella, Morgana Alcina and many others.
Elena's guest engagements have taken her to the Staatsoper Berlin and Staatsoper Hamburg with Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Bayerische Staatsoper Eurilla Orlando Paladino, Theatre du Chatalet Maria West Side Story, Teatro di Roma Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Opera National du Rhin Morgana Alcina, Ópera de Oviedo Musetta La Boheme, Aalto Theatre Essen Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Nuria in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainamadar. A regular guest at Gran Teatre del Liceu Elena has performed Francisquita in Vives’ Doña Francisquita, Sophie Werther, Oscar Ballo in Maschera and Stella Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Further afield she made her debut as Cunegonde Candide at the Performing Center of Kaoshiung in Taiwan.
She is also active on the concert platform performing Oratorio and symphonic repertoire. Most recently in 2021, she made an acclaimed debut at the National Auditorium of Madrid with Carmina Burana, conducted by David Akham. Elena was a recipient of several awards and scholarships from major international competitions such as the Montserrat Caballé Concurso, Francisco Viñas, Concurso Gayarre, Concurso Anselmo Colzani, Hispánica Constructora, Colmenar Viejo, Juventudes Nacionales, Fundación Enrique Lartundo, Guildhall Silk Award.
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PUCCINI La Boheme, Musetta
Teatro Campoamor Oviedo (November 2021)
Elena Sancho Pereg, with a fresh and light voice, gave life to a lively and jovial Musetta.
Nuria White, Scherzo
She managed to approach her entire role with honesty and from a security and feeling of no effort that reveals her true value as a singer.
Javier Labrada, Platea Magazine
STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos, Zerbinetta
Gran Teatre del Liceu (September 2021)
Soprano Elena Sancho Pereg's Zerbinetta was widely applauded in one of the most difficult roles in the repertoire, always appearing confident and offering all the devilish agilities of the always spectacular aria Großmächtige prinzessin.
Fernando Sans Riviere, Opera Actual
Elena Sancho Pereg [...] presented a perfect Zerbinetta and enchanting with a coloratura that defied the laws of gravity in her conversations with Ariadne. One of the most celebrated moments of the night was her interpretation of the aria Großmächtige Prinzessin, with continuous ups and downs through the highest spectrum of the soprano tessitura. Brava! brava!
Norma Marsá, On Studio
MOZART Il Re Pastore
Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian (June 2021)
...it stands out for its delicacy and refinement, in addition to dominating the most aerial coloratura and appearing relaxed in the upper zone with extremely fine-tuned notes, very clean and crystalline.
Raúl Chamorro Mena, Codalario
HANDEL Alcina, Morgana
Opera National de Rhin, Strasbourg (May 2021)
...as in those of Elena Sancho Pereg's Morgana, whose supple and slightly tart babble is undoubtedly the most immediately seductive of the entire cast.
Gilles Charlassier. Premiere Loge
Elena Sancho Pereg's Morgana is also an impeccable coloratura; her "Torna mi vagheggiar" has the liquid fluidity of a stream and "Ama, sospira, ma non t'offende" is moving so much the dialogue with the violin is subtle We find this same refinement in the exchange with the continuo in "Credete al mio dolore" where the charm of this elven presence operates perfectly.
Tania Bracq, Opera forum
OFFENBACH, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Stella
Gran Teatre del Liceu (January 2021)
The young Spanish soprano Elena Sancho Pereg portrays a seductive and musical Stella, with a voice of dazzling beauty.
Xavier Rivera, Crescendo Magazine
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