Elena Gabouri



Saint-Petersburg born, French-Russian mezzo Elena Gabouri studied at the St. Petersburg National Conservatoire under Tamara Novichenko (professor of Anna Netrebko); at the Paris National Conservatoire; then at the Cortot Paris School, where she won the Singing Prize Unanimous with Congratulations of the Jury. Among her international prizes: 1st Prize of Arles Opera Competition; Grand Prix of the Vivonne Singing Competition; 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize of the Catalan Singing Competition; The Jury Prize of the Corsican Competition; 2nd Prize of the Ramfis Competition.

Her international renown began in 2012 when she made her debut at the Arena di Verona as Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida”, with Daniel Oren conducting (“What a beautiful discovery !” – the critics wrote.)

This successful debut brought forth engagements at the Centenary Festival of the Verona Arena in 2013, as well as the Bicentennial of Verdi : Azucena in Verdi’s “The Troubadour” (Carella – Zeffirelli) and Amneris in the new production of the La Fura dels Baus conducted by Meir Wellbert, as well as in the historic “Aida”, directed by De Bosio, conducted by Marco Armiliato.
In 2014 Elena Gabouri, for the third consecutive season, comes back to the Arena di Verona for the role debut of Ulrica in Verdi’s “Masked Ball” (Battistoni-Pizzi) and to cover the role of Carmen in Bizet’s opera. (Kovachev – Zeffirelli)

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“Having graced the international stage since 2012, mezzo-soprano Elena Gabouri makes her impressive Sydney Opera House debut as Egyptian princess Amneris to a glowing reception from the local audience.”


The CEO Magazine

“What a beautiful discovery !”

Gianni Villani


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“Elena Gabouri, one of the best Amneris interpreters of our day, was one of the strongest sides of the performance in Aspendos.”
Serhan Bali for “Andante”