Elissa Huber made her stage debut in the musical theatre genre at the Deutsches Theater in Munich (Maureen / RENT) in 2010. Further engagements took her to the Operettenhaus Hamburg (La Rosa / SISTER ACT), to Theater 11 Zurich (Lisa Wartberg / ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK) as well as on tour throughout Europe (Ludovika & Frau Wolf / ELISABETH). She quickly made a name for herself among audiences and professionals for her remarkable voice and expressive acting.
In 2013, despite an established musical career theatre, she switched to classical soprano and completed her Master's degree with Jane Thorner-Mengedoht at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2015.
She was then engaged at the opera studio of Milan's Teatro alla Scala, where she made her opera debut as the Erste Dame in ZAUBERFLÖTE under the direction of Peter Stein and the musical direction of Adam Fischer. In 2016 she was awarded 3rd place at the BUNDESWETTBEWERB GESANG as well as the special prize for the best performance of a contemporary composition. She then performed Agathe in FREISCHÜTZ at the Theatre Hildesheim. She sang concerts at the Prinzregententheater and the Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.
Until the end of the 2019 season she was a permanent ensemble member at the Konzert Theater Bern, where her roles included Donna Anna in DON GIOVANNI, Fiordiligi in COSÍ FAN TUTTE and Micaela in CARMEN.
She made her Vienna debut as Sylva Varescu in Peter Lund's new production of the operetta DIE CSARDASFÜRSTIN at the Volksoper Wien.
In summer 2019 she had her debut at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch as Lisa in a new production by Leonard Prinsloo of Lehár's LAND DES LÄCHELNS. Further milestones followed in the 19/20 season: Rosalinde, also in a new production of FLEDERMAUS at Oper Graz and the title role in the opera ANNA NICOLE by Marc Turnage at Staatstheater Wiesbaden with tremendous critical acclaim.
Projects in the current season include the title role in CABARET at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, her role debut as Hanna Glawari (Merry Widow), Emilia Marty (The Makropulos Affair) at the same theatre, and her debut at Oper Frankfurt as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
|Janáček||Vec Makropoulos||Emilia Marty|
|Kalman||Die Csardasfürstin||Sylva Varescu|
|Lehàr||Die Lustige Witwe||Hanna Glawari|
|Lehàr||Das Land des Lächelns||Lisa|
|Mozart||Così fan tutte||Fiordiligi|
|Mozart||Don Giovanni||Donna Elvira|
|Mozart||Don Giovanni||Donna Anna|
|Mozart||Le Nozze di Figaro||Contessa|
|Mozart||La Clemenza di Tito||Vitellia|
|Offenbach||Les contes d'Hoffmann||Antonia*|
|Offenbach||Orphée aux enfers||Eurydice|
|Verdi||La Traviata||Violetta Valéry*|
|Wagner||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Eva*|