Elena Sommer is a France based Russian mezzo-soprano. She graduated from the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, in the class of the famous Iraida Levando.
Her repertoire includes the roles of Erda (Das Rheingold), Waltraute and Grimgerde (Die Walküre), Olga (Eugene Onegin), the Countess and Polina (The Queen of Spades), Marta (Iolanta), Lyubasha (The Tsar's Bride), Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery), Amneris (Aida), Siebel, Marta (Faust), Didon (Les Troyens), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), Marcelina and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Witch, Didon (Didon and Aeneas a.o.
Elena Sommer is a regular guest soloist at the Mariinsky Theater. She sang in various operas throughout the world - the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in New York, BBC concert hall in London, the J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, UNESCO Auditorium in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles, Orange County, Latvian National Opera, theatre Chatelet in Paris, Baden-Baden, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Helsinki, Lodz, Tel-Aviv, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro of Las Palmas, Teatro Argentina of province of Buenos Aires, etc. She has toured to the USA as part of the programme Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion.
She sang with several prestigious conductors such as Placido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons a.o.