Elena Mosuc, born in Iasi (Romania), was educated at the "George Enescu" – Conservatory in Iasi. She won several international competitions and received many prestigious prizes; in 2005, the Romanian president bestowed upon her the title “Officer of the Arts”; this is the highest honour which can be awarded to a musician in that country. In 2009, she made her doctor’s degree in music science with „The Theme of Madness in the Italian opera of the first half of the 19th century“. In Romania she has recently been appointed “Woman of the year 2009”. In 2010, she became honorary citizen of her native city.
Since the beginning of her career, Elena Mosuc is connected closely to the Zurich Opera House, and she appeared there in various roles, among others as the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Donna Anna, Lucia di Lammermoor, Linda di Chamounix, Elvira (I PURITANI), Gilda, Violetta, Luisa Miller, Sophie, Zerbinetta, Aminta/Timidia (THE SILENT WOMAN), Musetta, Micaëla, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta etc.
Guest star appearances take her continuously to all the important opera houses in Europe (among others to Munich, Dresden, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, London, Rome, Venice) and also to Japan and China. She has worked with many of the greatest conductors and stage directors.
Highlights of recent seasons include her highly acclaimed role debuts as NORMA, Marguerite (FAUST), Amina (LA SONNAMBULA), Liù (TURANDOT), Mimì (LA BOHÈME), Medora (IL CORSARO) and MARIA STUARDA in Zurich and at the State Opera Berlin; thereupon she appeared with sensational success as Violetta at the New Israeli Opera (directed by Franco Zeffirelli), at the Vienna State Opera, at the New National Theatre Tokyo, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Teatro Regio di Torino, as LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Opera Festival Avenches and at the Teatro Regio di Torino, as Elvira (I PURITANI) at the Vienna State Opera, as Gilda at the Teatro Regio di Parma, at the Vienna State Opera, at the Bavarian State Opera and at the Teatro alla Scala, as Donna Anna (DON GIOVANNI) at the New National Theatre Tokyo and in Zurich, as Zerbinetta in new productions of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS in Zurich and Genova, and lately in all principal female roles in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN at the State Opera of Hamburg and in Zurich.
Absolute highlights were her triumphant debuts as Violetta Valéry at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel and at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Olympia and recently as Lucia at the Dallas Opera, in LUISA MILLER and RIGOLETTO at Teatro alla Scala, LUCREZIA BORGIA in Brussels and FALSTAFF in Zurich.
Among her next engagements it must be noticed LUCREZIA BORGIA in Barcelona, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR in Milan, LUISA MILLER in Zurich, LA TRAVIATA at Liceu in Barcelona and at the Arena di Verona.