Latvia: Elina Garanca

Elina Garanca

Mezzo-soprano
Born: Riga, 16 September 1976

Last updated: 01 July 2001

Elina Garanca is currently a soloist with the Frankfurt Opera. After graduation she joined the Theatre Meiningen in Germany before moving to Frankfurt in 2000.

At Frankfurt her roles include the Second Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel in Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel and Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

There has only been one other contestant from Latvia - Sonora Vaice in 1997 who, although not making the final, made a big impression.

This season Elina will also sing the role of Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.

Elina won first prize in the 1999 Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Finland and the Latvian Great Music Award in 2000.

Her hobbies are roller-skating and horse-riding.

Preliminary repertoire

  • Mozart - La clemenza di Tito: Parto, parto
  • Brahms - Songs Op 63 No 8: O wüßt' ich doch den Weg zurück
  • Brahms - 4 Songs Op 43 No.1: Von ewiger Liebe
  • Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa

Final repertoire

  • Massenet - Werther: Charlotte's Letter Scene
  • De Falla - 7 Canciones Populares Españolas: Jota, Nana, Cancion, Polo
  • Rossini- La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno... Non piu mesta

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