Elenora Hu

Get to know the enchanting soprano Elenora Hu, a rising star in classical music. Known for her impeccable vocal control and emotional depth, Elenora captivates audiences with a rare blend of power and grace. From operatic heights to intimate art songs, her performances are a journey through the rich tapestry of human emotion..

“Elenora Hu stole the show – also in acting – as Princess Galathea. Her aria ‘Ich schenk mein Herz’ from Millöcker’s ‘Die Dubarry’ was a knock-out ”

TROUW 2022

Soprano Elenora Hu as Princess Galathea with soprano Laetitia Gerards as Count Lothar in Operettaland
Soprano Elenora Hu as Princess Galathea in OPerettaland
Soprano Elenora Hu as Princess Galathea and bariton Raoul Steffani as the Queen in Operettaland

Operettaland – De Nationale Opera. With Laetitia Gerards (left) en Raoul Steffani (right). ©Bart-Grietens

A versatile performer

Opera

An alumna of the Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam, Elenora has been steadily building repertoire and honing her craft on the mainstage of one the world’s leading opera houses. In 2025 she will make her debut at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in the role of Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Recitals

As a recitalist, Elenora intertwines her love for literature and poetry into evocative performances. She frequently gives recitals throughout the Netherlands featuring a wide range of repertoire. For the 2023/2024 season, Elenora has collaborated with pianist Amy Chang in creating several song recital programmes spanning from the evocative narratives of Schubert, to the tender verses of Liszt and the exciting contemporary works of Jake Heggie.

Oratorio

Elenora Hu brings a heartfelt touch to oratorio performances. Among her repertoire are: Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Stabat Mater, and Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions.

Concerts

2023/2024 Offered exciting new performance opportunities with the Netherland’s biggest orchestras. Among them were performances at the with Het Nederlands Kamerorkest and Sinfonia Rotterdam. Elenora also went on tour with orchestra Phion and fellow soprano Francis van Broekhuizen. Under the baton of maestro George Petrou, Elenora sang a selection of arias ranging from the virtuosic fireworks of Rossini to the soaring dramatic heights of Madama Butterfly in commemoration of a hundred years Maria Callas.

Television

In 2021 Elenora was the first winner of the televised opera competition ARIA by OmroepMAX. Aside from winning a scholarship at the Dutch National Opera, the competition also cemented her reputation as one the Netherland’s leading sopranos. She has since regularly appeared on television in both performances and interviews.

Radio

Elenora is well acquainted with the different media outlets in connection with her craft on the live stage. In 2021 she collaborated with soprano Roberta Alexander, pianist Gilbert den Broeder and radio presenter Hein van Eekert on the programme “American Songs Remembered.” A celebration of American music lesser known outside the USA.

Soprano Elenora Hu in concert at Vondelpark 2019
Foto: Hans van der Leeden

Schedule

Noten op de Noen

Datum: 17 maart 2024
Tijd: 12:15
Locatie: Helvoirt – Oude Kerk

Recital with pianist Amy Chang

La Sonnambula

Datum: 14 april 2024
Tijd: 15:00
Locatie: Utrecht – Grote zaal Tivoli Vredenburg

V. Bellini

Recital Vrienden van het Lied

Datum: 28 april 2024
Tijd: 15:00
Locatie: Elburg

With pianist Amy Chang

Opera& Brunch

Datum: 5 mei 2024

Recital with Amy Chang

Recital Vrienden van het Lied

Datum: 1 september 2024
Tijd: 15:00
Locatie: Zeist

Met pianist Amy Chang

Recital Vrienden van het Lied

Datum: 27 oktober 2024
Tijd: 15:00
Locatie: Haarlem

Met pianist Amy Chang

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Photo: Melle Meivogel 2019
Photo: Rahul Gandolahage 2020