Elisa Soster

Italian soprano Elisa Soster (1997, Aosta), studied flute and singing at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste. In 2019 she graduated with greatest distinction at the International Opera Academy in Ghent (Belgium).
​​She joined Opera Ballet Vlaanderen as a member of the Young Ensemble since the 20/21 season.

Elisa made her operatic debut in 2017 as Gilda in Rigoletto in the Magnitogorsk Opera and Ballet theatre (Russia); since then she has performed various roles such as Serpina in La Serva Padrona (G. B. Pergolesi) Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera (W.A. Mozart), Sophie in Werther (J. Massenet), Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Noth in Szenen bus Goethes Faust (R. Schumann), Mélisande in a production of Pelléas et Mélisande (C. Debussy).
As a concert soloist, she has appeared in the Symphony IV (G. Mahler), Sarah was ninety years old (A. Pärt), Carmina Burana (C. Orff), Requiem (G. Fauré), Jagdkantate and Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (J.S. Bach) and Stabat Mater (L. Boccherini and G.B. Pergolesi).

Her genuine interest in modern and contemporary music led her to create the role of Caterina for N. Osborne's world creation Silent City, to sing the solo parts in W. Henderickx's Revelations and A Matter of Triumph and Void, and to play the role of Vigdis for the world creation De Bekeerlinge.

She has worked with conductors Duncan Ward, Giedrė Šlekytė, Alejo Pérez, Koen Kessels, Philippe Herreweghe, Korneel Bernolet, Jeroen Felix, Filip Rathé, Stijn Saveniers and Daniele Ruzza and directors David Alden, Guy Joosten, Julian Rosefeldt, Femke Gyselinck, Lukas Dhont, Philine Rinnert, Meryl Tankard, Lucija Brnic, Wolfgang Gruber and Benoît de Leersnyder.

​She has performed in Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen, BOZAR, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Minardschouwburg in Ghent, Théâtre Royal des Galeries in Brussels, Piccolo Regio Puccini and Magnitogorsk Opera Ballet and Theatre, among others.

She won the third prize in the Italian National Award Premio Abbado.​

update Januari 2023

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