Elenora Hu
Photo: Bram Schilling

Elenora Hu


Elenora Hu was born in Delft. After the programme English Language and Culture at Leiden University, she started her vocal studies at HKU (Conservatoire in Utrecht) with Dobrinka Yankova. She is also partly educated by Nelly Miricioiu. 

In 2018, Elenora made her opera debut as the countess in Le Nozze di Figaro during the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival in Sicily. Moreover, she also performed on Dutch National Opera's stage as one of the hornets in How ANANSI freed the stories of the world. As recitalist, Elenora performs regularly with her coach, Gilbert den Broer, with whom she presented Deità Silvani (Ottorino Respighi) at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. In collaboration with soprano Roberta Alexander, den Boer and Elenora recorded the radio recital American Songs Remembered for NTR Opera Live on NPO Radio 4. 

Elenora has won many important awards. For example, she was prize winner at the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2019) and the Royal Virginia Zeani Competition (2019). In 2021, she won the TV opera competition ARIA (Omroep MAX), in which different, young opera singers competed to win a scholarship that would grant them the opportunity to be part of National Opera Studio. As winner of this competition, Elenora will join National Opera Studio from January 2022 onwards. 

"For me, opera is the ultimate fusion of souls from the present and the past. As singer and artist, it is both a privilege and a responsbility to serve as an intermediary of their emotions, thoughts and ideas. I am enormously grateful to be part of National Opera Studio and am looking forward to the next step in my evolution as a singer of an art form that will never cease to move."