Elena Mosuc, born in Iasi (Romania), was at first educated at the local "George Enescu" – Conservatory. Before completing her studies she was already given the opportunity to celebrate her debut as a soloist in the opera house of her native city, where she sang the roles of the Queen of the Night, Lucia, Gilda and Violetta.
Since the beginning of her career, Elena Mosuc has been connected closely to the Zurich Opera House, and she has appeared there in many roles; these include the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Donna Anna, Lucia di Lammermoor, Linda di Chamounix, Gilda, Elvira, Violetta Valéry, Luisa Miller, Sophie, Zerbinetta, Aminta/Timidia (The silent woman), Musetta, Antonida (A life for the Tsar), Micaëla, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta. She has worked with many of the greatest conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Franz Welser-Moest, Christoph von Dohnányi, Placido Domingo as well as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ralf Weikert, Adam Fischer, Marc Minkowski, Marco Armiliato, Paolo Carignani, Michel Plasson, Patrick Fournillier, Nello Santi, Carlo Rizzi, Peter Schneider and Marcello Viotti.
In the year 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 Romania she has recently been appointed “Woman of the year 2009”.
During the last years, Elena Mosuc has established her reputation as one of the world’s most versatile and expressive sopranos. Sensational performances as the Queen of the Night
in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Shanghai have been followed by triumphs at the Bavarian Staatsoper in the title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor
and La Traviata
. In Essen’s Aalto Theatre she has had outstanding success as Luisa Miller
and as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani
. Her debut performances as Gilda and as Violetta in the Verona Arena were received with unanimous acclaim by public and critics alike. Other important und successful engagements brought her to the Deutsche Opera Berlin, where her debut involved all four principal female roles (Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta and Stella) in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann
, to the State Opera Berlin (Zerbinetta), to the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni
and La Traviata
) and to the Teatro La Fenice (La Traviata
). Elena’s opera performances have given her the opportunity to work with very famous directors such as Grischa Asagaroff, Philippe Arlaud, Pierre Audi, Ruth Berghaus, Liliana Cavani, Jürgen Flimm, Claus Guth, Stefan Herheim, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Nicolas Joël, Guy Joosten, Martin Kusej, Cesare Lievi, Marco Arturo Marelli, Christine Mielitz, Jonathan Miller, Giancarlo del Monaco, Renata Scotto, Andrei Serban, Philippe Sireuil and Franco Zeffirelli.
Highlights of recent seasons include her highly acclaimed role debuts as Marguerite (Faust
), Amina (La Sonnambula
), Liù (Turandot
), Mimì (La Bohème
) 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 and the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Lucia di Lammermoor
at the Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse, in Thessaloniki (directed by Renata Scotto) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Brussels, as Elvira at the Vienna State Opera, as Micaëla in the Verona Arena, as Gilda at the Teatro Regio di Parma, at the Vienna and the Bavarian State Opera and at the Teatro Verdi Trieste, as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni
) at the New National Theatre Tokyo, 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. An absolute highlight was her triumphant debut as Violetta Valéry at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel, in Turin under the conductor Gianandrea Noseda and her recent debut with the role of Medora in the Verdi’s opera Il Corsaro
in La Scala, Lucia di Lammermoor
in Turin and in Avenches’ Festival, Les Contes d’Hoffmann
(with all four female roles) in Zurich and Dallas, the recitals in Tokyo et in Romania ( Bucharest and Iasi ).
In the next seasons she has been invited to sing Lucia in Turin, Liù, Gilda, Donna Anna and others roles in Zurich, Donna Anna in Cleveland under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, Konstanze ( Die Entführung aus dem Serail ) in the Bavarian State Opera of München, Luisa Miller in Scala.
In septembre 2010 she has debut at Metropolitan Operahouse with the role of Olympia.