Born in Genoa (Italy) in 1976, Elena Belfiore graduated at the “Niccolò Paganini” Conservatory of her city under the guidance of Gabriella Ravazzi.
One of the most promising young singers in the operatic repertory, recent appereances include La Cenerentola (Dresden, St. Gallen, Catania), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Berlin, Buenos Aires, Adelaide, Solothurn, Genoa, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania), Falstaff (Bruxelles), La scala di seta (Berlin), Le nozze di Figaro (Zürich, Torino, La Coruña, Solothurn), Les contes d’Hoffmann (Tel Aviv), L’equivoco stravagante (Garsington), Don Giovanni (Genova, Catania), Anna Bolena (Verona) and La clemenza di Tito (Vichy, Massy).
She worked with such important conductors as Frédéric Chaslin, Myung-Whun Chung, Alan Curtis, Gabriele Ferro, Asher Fisch, Riccardo Frizza, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Lü Jia, Mikhail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Jiri Kout, Lorin Maazel, Kazushi Ono, Emmanuel Plasson, Michelle Plasson, Stefano Ranzani, Julian Reynolds, Corrado Rovaris, Carlo Rizzi, Julien Salemkour, Tom Woods and Alberto Zedda.
She opened the 2009/10 season performing Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Staatsoper in Berlin and making her successful role debut as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste.
She was also heard in concerts with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch (Ravel’s Shéhérazade), with the Orchestra of Fondazione Toscanini in Parma and Piacenza.