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Elena Zilio

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Elena Zilio in action.
Željko Lučić as Gérard and Elena Zilio as Madelon in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera © ROH, 2015. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Italian mezzo-soprano Elena Zilio made her Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and has since returned to sing Zita, Monitress (Suor Angelica) and Madelon (Andrea Chénier) for The Royal Opera.

Zilio was born in Bolzano and studied piano and singing in Bolzano, Rome and Siena. Her early appearances included Sofia (Il Signor Bruschino) for Spoleto Festival and Pierotto (Linda di Chamounix) for La Scala, Milan. She has since sung for opera houses including Teatro Regio, Turin, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Rome Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Opera, Zürich Opera and for the Edinburgh, Spoleto and Bregenz festivals and the Maggio Musicale, Florence. Her current repertory includes Nurse (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Ericlea (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Marchesa (La figlia del reggimento), Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria rusticana), Frugola (Il tabarro), Zita, Mrs Grose (The Turn of the Screw) and Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes).

Zilio's recordings include Pergolesi’s Il flaminio for Fonit Cetra and Il trittico under Antonio Pappano for EMI.

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