Maria Elena Altany /  Los Angeles, California Soprano, Private Voice Teacher
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Maria Elena Altany

Soprano, Private Voice Teacher
Los Angeles, California

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Noon to Midnight - LA Philharmonic — 10/01/2016

Maria Elena makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Rand Steiger's NIMBUS.

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Figaro 90210 | LA Opera Off Grand | 2014/15 Season...

Figaro 90210 | LA Opera Off Grand | 2014/15 Season

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in this multi-cultural adaptation of Mozart’s masterpiece. Maria Elena Altany as Susana.

Vedrai Carino - Maria Elena Altany...

Vedrai Carino - Maria Elena Altany

From Mozart's Don Giovanni Recorded September 2015

CRESCENT CITY: Nurse's Scene...

CRESCENT CITY: Nurse's Scene

Having just been possessed by voodoo gods, the two nurses (Maria Elena Altany and Ji Young Yang) go to the roof to take drugs and dream of the helicopter that will rescue them from Crescent City.



The Industry presents

CRESCENT CITY

Music and electronics by Anne LeBaron

Libretto by Douglas Kearney

Directed by Yuval Sharon

Conducted by Marc Lowenstein

Produced by Laura Kay Swanson

Curated by Brianna Gorton

Documentation by Asher Kelman



Hospital set installation by Jeff Kopp



The Nurses: Maria Elena Altany and Ji Young Yang



Also featuring

Jordann Baker, Chelsea Spirito



World premiere performances May 10-27, 2012

Atwater Crossing

Los Angeles, CA



"This piece was incredibly dear to my heart, having evacuated and returned to post-Katrina New Orleans during college. It truly captures the desperate defiance of the people and the city I love so much." - Maria Elena
http://www.TheIndustryLA.org

Colors of a Soprano - Maria Elena Altany...

Colors of a Soprano - Maria Elena Altany

A multimedia personality profile of CSUN graduate student Maria Elena Altany who starred as Elizabeth “Baby Doe" Tabor in the CSUN production of "The Ballad of Baby Doe" from October 22 - 31, 2010.

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Maria Elena Altany Headshot
Ocean Beach, San Francisco | Maria Elena Altany
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Nurses in Crescent City | Maria Elena Altany
Nurses in Crescent City
Death of Klinghoffer, Long Beach Opera | Maria Elena Altany
Death of Klinghoffer, Long Beach Opera
Loas in Crescent City | Maria Elena Altany
Loas in Crescent City
Winter's Child, June 2013 | Maria Elena Altany
Winter's Child, June 2013
Invisible Cities Live Performance | Maria Elena Altany
Invisible Cities Live Performance
Yeoman of the Guard, Opera San Luis Obispo | Maria Elena Altany
Yeoman of the Guard, Opera San Luis Obispo
As Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe | Maria Elena Altany
As Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe
Ruddigore Performance | Maria Elena Altany
Ruddigore Performance
Ruddigore Poster | Maria Elena Altany
Ruddigore Poster
Maria Elena Altany in The New Yorker | Maria Elena Altany
Maria Elena Altany in The New Yorker
Yma Sumac Tribute | Maria Elena Altany
Yma Sumac Tribute

Albums

!Figaro! 90210 | Maria Elena Altany
!Figaro! 90210
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Maria Elena Altany /  Los Angeles, California Soprano, Private Voice Teacher

Maria Elena Altany is an emerging young soprano gaining notice in Los Angeles for her fearless performances. Upon her 2015 debut with LA Opera as Susana in Figaro 90210, Opera News called her "delightfully smart and quicksilver," and LA Weekly wrote, "The cast all have great comic timing, especially a wide-eyed, flexibly limbed Altany."

Recent performances include Lucha in Hopscotch: an opera for 24 cars with The Industry, LA, a concert with LA Opera at the Getty Museum following a lecture by maestro James Conlon, debuting the role of Jessie in Hail, Poetry! with Opera a la Carte, the Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Project, and soloist in Rand Steiger's NIMBUS at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series. Upcoming performances include a concert tribute to Yma Sumac as part of the Hammer Museum's Radical Women series, debuting the role of Cosimo in the world premiere of Galileo with The Industry, and a tour as Sinopa in The Marriage of Figueroa with LA Opera's Outreach program.

The American Chronicle declared that Altany's “lovely operatic voice captivates the audience” as Rose Maybud in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore with the Sierra Madre Playhouse. StageandCinema.com praised her “silvery soprano” for her featured role in the celebrated premiere of Crescent City – the inaugural production of the ground-breaking company The Industry, LA, directed by Yuval Sharon and composed by Anne LeBaron. Since then, she has performed in every one of The Industry’s productions, including as a soloist for a record-breaking rendition of Terry Riley’s “In C,” and in the sold-out LA run of Christopher Cerrone’s Pulitzer-finalist, Invisible Cities, an opera for headphones. She made her professional debut in 2011 as Kate in Opera San Luis Obispo’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard. The International Review of Music has called her "as adorable as any soubrette has a right to be."

Maria Elena Altany has been heard as Rapunzel in Sondheim's Into The Woods, Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Gasparina in Haydn’s La Canterina, and Mrs. Hildebrand in Kurt Weil’s Street Scene, Adina in The Elixir of Love and Cupidon in Orpheus in the Underworld. She made her company debut with Long Beach Opera in 2014 in John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer.

Concert appearances include John Luther Adams' Sila:Breath of the World with the Ojai Music Festival in Ojai, California and at UC Berkeley, the title role in Ellen Reid’s Winter’s Child and Sophia in Alex Vassos’ The House is Open as part of First Take, a concert workshop of new operas at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum. Other concert work has included singing the soprano solos in Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem and Rutter’s Gloria.

In 2010 Maria Elena was the subject of Mandi Gosling’s mixed-media short documentary, Colors of a Soprano. She is featured in KCET’s ArtBound documentary Invisible Cities, as well as on the live recording of Crescent City by Innova Records, and on the commercial recording of Invisible Cities, released in November of 2014, by The Industry Records. A student of flamenco dance for over 10 years, she has performed with the acclaimed flamenco company Yaelisa y Caminos Flamencos.

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Oct 01, 2016

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Noon to Midnight - LA Philharmonic
Noon to Midnight - LA Philharmonic

Maria Elena makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Rand Steiger's NIMBUS.

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Apr 01, 2016

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Thumbtack best of 2016

Check out Maria Elena's teaching page on Thumbtack!

Nov 08, 2015

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Maria Elena Altany in The New Yorker

Hopscotch - the opera for 24 cars, is featured in The New Yorker in an article by preeminent arts critic Alex Ross. Featuring a photograph of Maria Elena Altany during a live performance.

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Oct 20, 2015

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Maria Elena Altany in LA Weekly

Hopscotch - an opera for 24 cars, featured in LA Weekly. Featured photograph of Maria Elena Altany

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May 19, 2015

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"Altany...sang Naiad in honeyed tones" - Opera Today

"Altany, the Susanna in Los Angeles Opera’s Figaro 90210, sang Naiad with honeyed tones." - Opera Today's review of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Project - See more at: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2015/05/pacific_opera_p.php#sthash.GIJpnXCl.dpuf"

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May 16, 2015

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LA Weekly Review - POP's Ariadne auf Naxos

"a trio of mermaidlike nymphs (Maria Elena Altany, Kelci Hahn and Sarah Beaty) entranced with exotically shimmering melodies." - LA Weekly's review of R. Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Project

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Apr 01, 2015

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Opera News Review - !Figaro 90210! with LA Opera

"Susanna, played by the delightfully smart and quicksilver Maria Elena Altany" - Opera News, APRIL 2015 — VOL. 79, NO. 10

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Jan 26, 2015

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Opera Today Review - Figaro 90210 with LA Opera

"Maria Elena Altany was a charming Susana who sang with a small but untiring voice". - Opera Today's review of Vid Guerrerio and Mozart's !Figaro 90210! with LA Opera

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Jan 19, 2015

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LA Weekly Review - LA Opera's Figaro 90210

"The cast all have great comic timing, especially a wide-eyed, flexibly limbed Altany. "

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Jan 18, 2015

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International Review of Music - LA Opera's Figaro 90210

"The Susana of Maria Elena Altany is as adorable as any soubrette has a right to be."

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Jan 15, 2015

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Interview for NPR's The California Report

Radio and print story on LA Opera's Figaro 90210, starring Maria Elena Altany as Susana. Broadcast on National Public Radio on The California Report.

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Jan 14, 2015

milestone

LA Opera's Figaro 90210 SOLD OUT - Additional Performance Added

Additional performance of LA Opera's Figaro 90210 added for Sunday night, January 18th, 2015.

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Nov 11, 2014

premiere

¡Figaro! (90210) with LA Opera Off Grand

Maria Elena makes her LA Opera debut as Susana in the world premiere of ¡Figaro! (90210) with LA Opera Off Grand in January 2015.

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Oct 17, 2012

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StageStruck Review - Ruddigore

"Maria Elena Altany all but vibrates with innocence and naivete as Rose, and sings like an angel."

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May 18, 2012

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Los Angeles Theater Review - Crescent City

Opera fans will slather high praise upon the ridiculously talented and unique singers: the remarkably resonant contralto Gwendolyn Brown, the profoundly rich bass baritone Cedric Berry, silvery sopranos Maria Elena Altany and Ji Young Yang, and the remarkable tenor Timur Bekbosunov. - See more at:

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May 17, 2012

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LA Times Photo feature

Photo Credit: Lawrence K Ho, Los Angeles Times

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Date Title Location Type Info
Sep 20, 2014 Selichot Services Woodland Hills,, CA Performance  
Sep 24, 2014 Eretz Rosh Hashannah Services Woodland Hills,, CA Performance  
Sep 25, 2014 Rosh Hashannah Woodland Hills,, CA Performance  
Oct 03, 2014 Yom Kippur Services Woodland Hills,, CA Performance  
Oct 04, 2014 Yom Kippur Services Woodland Hills,, CA Performance  
Oct 28, 2014 Crescent City CD Release , Promo  
Oct 29, 2014 Invisible Cities FREE in Concert Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 19, 2014 Into The Woods Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 20, 2014 Into The Woods Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 20, 2014 Into The Woods Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 21, 2014 Into The Woods Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jan 16, 2015 ¡Figaro! (90210) with LA Opera Off Grand Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jan 17, 2015 ¡Figaro! (90210) with LA Opera Off Grand Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jan 18, 2015 ¡Figaro! (90210) with LA Opera Off Grand Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jan 24, 2015 LA Opera Study Day at the Getty Museum Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Feb 01, 2015 Arclight Presents The LA Opera Series Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Feb 15, 2015 Arclight Presents The LA Opera Series Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Feb 21, 2015 First Take Concert Beverly Hills,, CA Performance  
May 14, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos - Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
May 15, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos- Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
May 16, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos - Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
May 21, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos - Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
May 22, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos - Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
May 23, 2015 Ariadne auf Naxos - Pacific Opera Project Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jun 07, 2015 John Luther Adams' Sila at the Ojai Music Festival Ojai, CA Performance  
Jun 11, 2015 John Luther Adams' Sila at the Ojai Music Festival Ojai, CA Performance  
Jun 18, 2015 John Luther Adams' Sila Berkeley, CA Performance  
Oct 24, 2015 Hopscotch PREVIEW Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Oct 25, 2015 Hopscotch PREVIEW Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Oct 31, 2015 HOPSCOTCH Performance - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 01, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 07, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 08, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 14, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 15, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 21, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 22, 2015 HOPSCOTCH - The Industry LA Los Angeles, California Performance  
Dec 20, 2015 Rejoice Greatly! Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 24, 2015 Christmas Eve at Wilshire Presbyterian Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Mar 05, 2016 Classical Revolution at the Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Mar 19, 2016 Puccini and Les Miz Fullerton, CA Performance  
Mar 27, 2016 Easter Sunrise Service Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Mar 27, 2016 Easter Sunday Service Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Apr 15, 2016 LA Opera artists at the California Club Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jul 08, 2016 Hail Poetry! - Preview Aliso Viejo,, California Performance  
Jul 09, 2016 Hail Poetry! - Opening Aliso Viejo, California Performance  
Jul 10, 2016 Hail Poetry! Aliso Viejo, California Performance  
Jul 15, 2016 Hail Poetry! Aliso Viejo, CA Performance  
Jul 16, 2016 Hail Poetry! Aliso Viejo, CA Performance  
Jul 17, 2016 Hail Poetry! Aliso Viejo, CA Performance  
Sep 24, 2016 S'lichot Woodland Hills , CA Performance  
Oct 01, 2016 Noon to Midnight - LA Philharmonic Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Oct 02, 2016 Rosh Hashanah Eve Woodland Hills, CA Performance  
Oct 03, 2016 Rosh Hashanah Day Woodland Hills , CA Performance  
Oct 11, 2016 Yom Kippur Eve Woodland Hills, CA Performance  
Oct 12, 2016 Yom Kippur Day Woodland Hills , CA Performance  
Oct 29, 2016 NIMBUS - LA Philharmonic Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Nov 03, 2016 Opera off the Cuff Reseda, CA Performance  
Mar 31, 2017 La Fille du Regiment Joplin, MO Performance  
Apr 01, 2017 La Fille du Regiment Joplin, MO Performance  
Sep 16, 2017 Galileo with The Industry LA San Pedro, CA Performance  
Sep 17, 2017 Galileo with The Industry LA San Pedro, CA Performance  
Oct 07, 2017 Radical Women - Yma Sumac Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Oct 18, 2017 LA Opera at City of Hope Duarte, CA Performance  
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