Biography 

 

 

The Austrian soprano Elena Bechter is a very flexibel artist, with a wide performing range. She works primarily as an opera and concert soloist. However her interests range from traditional music theatre through to contemporary opera, chamber music, and dance; everything that pushes the boundaries of artistic theatre.

 

She is price winner of the international music competition of Accademia Belcanto in Graz, head of the company „ART // 2020 - darstellende Kunstsicherung“, soloist of the Paper Tiger Company, KULA Compagnie,Theater Brandenburg a.d. Havel, … Receiving a scholarship from the Swiss Lyra Foundation, she sang a concert with the “Franz Schmidt Kammerorchester” in the Justizpalast in Vienna, under the musical direction of conductor Nicolas Radulescu. She has appeared twice as a soloist in the concert series of the Copenhagen Festival Ensemble in the Odd Fellow Palaeet, and under the direction of conductor Symeon Ioannidis she also sang with the "Tegler ‚Zupforchester“. Furthermore, she has performed in Berlin, Sion, Frankfurt, Graz, Schloss Henfenfeld and Bregenz as a concert and oratorio singer. Elena takes great pleasure in collaborating directly with composers and participates enthusiastically in the compositional process to prepare works for their premiere.

 

Among her opera roles are at last Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Manon (Manon), Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne), Vespetta (Pimpinone), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at Theater Brandenburg a.d. Havel, Sophie Scholl (Weiße Rose), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Pamina (Zauberflöte) at Uni.T Berlin, …

 

During her opera studies at the University of Arts (UDK) Berlin she received important impulses from singer Prof. Enrico Facini, director Prof. Frank Hilbrich, singer Prof. Peter Maus and pianist Prof. Sebastian Stoermer. Numerous master classes with Angelika Kirchschlager, Christa Ludwig, Arthur Janzen, Thomas Heyer, Laurent Pillot, Klesie Kelly, Sylvia Greenberg and Ingeborg Hallstein, amongst others, complete her singing studies.

 

Dance and movement: She studied ballet, contemporary dance theater and jazz dance at Deutscher Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik e.V. and at the Dance Art School in Dornbirn (Vorarlberg). Other dance focuses are Tango Agentino and dance improvisation. She is founder of the dance project "Bregenzerwald im Tanzfieber" and worked for many years as a dance teacher in Bregenzerwald and Mittelfranken. Furthermore she is practicing different martial arts and use it also for performances.