Elena Langer’s colourful, dramatic, appealing and often humorous music has become increasingly familiar to audiences through her pieces, operatic, vocal and orchestral. Her 2016 hit for Welsh National Opera, Figaro Gets a Divorce, was described by Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph as “that rare thing: a modern opera that exerts an immediate emotional impact”. Her WNO follow-up, the 2018 vaudeville Rhondda Rips It Up! was wildly popular with audiences across the UK; The Times calling it “bursting with irreverent joy”.
Elena Langer studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her works have been performed at Zurich Opera, Carnegie Hall, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Opera National du Rhin, Welsh National Opera, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hong Kong Academy of Arts and the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden. Harmonia Mundi released Landscape with Three People, a CD of Elena’s vocal and chamber pieces.
Elena is currently working on an opera based on Nikolai Erdman’s play The Suicide, to be performed at the Stanislavsky Theatre in 2022.