Elena Heimur, Soprano
Elena Heimur, an award winner of the prestigious Puccini Foundation-Licia Albanese International Competition, the American Opera Auditions, and a New York regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Heimur has sung for audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Russia, Ukraine and Thailand.
A Masters of Music degree graduate of one of New York’s finest conservatories, The Manhattan School of Music, she has appeared with the Rome Festival Opera, Columbia Arts Festival, San Mateo Winter Music Festival, Opera New York, Long Island Opera and Pittsburg Opera Theater, and in such roles as “Mimi”, “Musetta” in La Boheme, “Nedda” in I Pagliacci, “Marguerite” in Faust, “Micaela” in Carmen, “Tatiana” in Eugene Onegin, “Rosalinda” in Die Fledermaus, “Countess” in The Marriage of Figaro and the title role in Tosca.
Ms. Heimur has also appeared as soprano soloist on the concert stages of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Liederkranz Foundation in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey, Brooklyn College and the College of Staten Island@CUNY, the Mamaroneck Performing Arts Center and the Ukrainian Institute of America . Ms. Heimur has also appeared as soprano soloist with the Toronto Symphony, The Hartford Symphony and the Richmond Choral Society. Recently, Miss Heimur was the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Creation and in Requiem by CSI graduate and composer David Glorioso and has performed as soloist in The Chamber Music Collective of CSI at the College of Staten Island. Maestro William Vendice, a vocal coach and conductor at the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Los Angeles Opera Theater, stated that “Miss Heimur has one of the most beautiful voices heard lately”.