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Elena Xanthoudakis

Elena Xanthoudakis

With radiant soprano Elena Xanthoudakis’ mellifluous beauty and quality trills capturing attention, it’s Desdemona who deserves the opera in her name.”

Paul Selar - Herald `Sun (Melbourne )


Dalton Baldwin - Espace Musique – CBC Radio 2 (Quebec)

Duo - Vocal & Instrumental


  • Claire Haslin - Piano
  • Elena Xanthoudakis - Soprano


A wide selection of Concert programmes available, including popular works such as:

Schumann - Frauenliebe und - leben Op. 42

Schumann - Liederkreis Op. 39

Manuel De Falla - 7 Spanish Folk Songs

M. Ravel - 5 Greek Folk Songs

Copand - Emily Dickinson Songs

Selections of Songs by Faure - examples Claire de Lune, Apres un Reve, Poeme d'un Jour Op.21, Les Berceaux etc.

Selections by R Quilter - examples: Drink to me only with thine eyes, Go, Lovely Rose, Damask Roses, I Dare Not Ask a Kiss, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.

Also available, selections from Opera & Musical Theatre.

More repertoire on Elena's website.


Australian Operatic Soprano, Elena Xanthoudakis has performed with numerous orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra, Tasmania Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra de Quebec, Oxford Philomusica, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, St Petersburg Camerata, Verdi Orchestra, Milan and the Mozarteum Orchestra.

Elena has a wide range of concert engagements in Oratorio & Song repertoire from Bach, Vivaldi & Mozart, Delius & Strauss and everything in between. Elena has performed throughout Australia, the UK, Ireland, throughout Italy in concerts and recitals, as well as in Japan, Hong-Kong, St Petersburg, Montreal, Quebec-City, Germany and in the USA.

Elena has won numerous first prizes in competitions in Australia and Internationally, including the Maria Callas International Grand Prix (Lied), and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg and both the female first-prize and overall Grand prize in the International Adam Didur Opera Singers Competition, Poland.

Claire is much in demand both as an instrumental and song accompanist. Claire studied at the RCS and the Guildhall and has worked as a staff repetiteur at Scottish Opera. She is the official accompanist for Glasgow University's music department and tutors and accompanies at the RCS Junior School and the Music School of Douglas Academy.

Claire also performs with a Clarinet Trio with Elena and Jennifer Brown ( The Mermaid Trio) and a Piano Trio (Trio Ecossaise).