Elena Galván (Bates)

Elena G.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Elena Galván has been a working professional Opera Singer for ten years, and a voice teacher for twelve years. Trained at Ithaca College in Music Education and Vocal Performance and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance, she believes in a healthy classical vocal technique to facilitate the longevity of the singing voice, no matter what style of singing you want to pursue. Elena's goal is to help you find your voice with ease and develop flexibility, consistency, and balance in each instrument. Singing is Elena's passion, and she is driven to help each student find their voice through their whole instrument - body, mind, and soul.

About Elena G.

Praised for her “voice [that] shines with a winsome, lyric luster,” soprano Elena, from Ithaca, NY, is gaining recognition as a young soprano with “deft timing and repartee of a natural comedienne.” Elena’s 2019/20 season brings four roles debuts in her return to Opera San Jose; Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Papagena and Pamina (cover performance) in Die Zauberflöte. She also debuts with the Oakland Symphony in 2020 to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Elena also returned to the mainstage of Florida Grand Opera in 2019 to perform the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and made her role debut of Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Livermore Valley Opera. Elena joined First Coast Opera for a Bernstein Celebration concert and performed Händel’s Messiah with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Arts at Grace Series, and the Binghamton Downtown Singers.

In 2017/18, Elena made a notable role and house debut as Lisette in La rondine with Opera San Jose. She also joined Out of the Box Opera in Minneapolis to sing in their “Diva Cage Match” concert and First Coast Opera to perform Kay in The Stranger’s Tale by Curtis Tucker. The 2016/17 season found Elena returning as a Young Artist to Florida Grand Opera, where she performed the roles of Frasquita in Carmen and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera to critical acclaim. Elena also made her debut with the Nu Deco Ensemble singing the world premiere of the orchestrated version of Jorge Martín’s A Cuban in Vermont. She returned to her hometown to perform Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Ithaca. Elena was also an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, where she covered the role of Amour in Orphée et Eurydice. During her first year at Florida Grand Opera, she performed the roles of Norina in Don Pasquale and Yvette in The Passenger. Also in 2015, she joined Kentucky Opera as a Studio Artist to perform Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
She holds degrees from Ithaca College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


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Elena is one of the best teachers out there. I have learned so much from her over the years, and she always makes lessons fun!

Posted Nov 7, 2019

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Adjunct Voice Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

North Broward Preparatory School

Opera Singer
May 2010 - Present


Working professionally across the United States as an Operatic Soprano.

Voice Faculty
Jul 2018 - Jul 2019

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy

Voice Faculty for Ithaca College's Summer Music Academy High School and Intermediate Sessions. Taught voice lessons and Master Classes for voice students.

Substitue for Voice Studio
Nov 2018 - Dec 2018

Cornell University

Taught as a substitute for the Pastore studio at Cornell University

Substitute for Voice Studios
Sep 2017 - Dec 2018

Ithaca College

Substituted for Pastore Voice Studio at Ithaca College.

Voice Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2018

Opus Ithaca

May 2017 - Jul 2017

YALA (Youth Artist Learning Academy) Summer Institute - Florida Grand Opera

Taught vocal master classes to students. Taught diction classes (English, Italian, German and French). Taught classes in music history, improvisation, acting, and creative writing of opera plots. Taught students in individual music rehearsals for operatic scenes program and solo performance.


Vocal Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Vocal Performance and Music Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Ithaca College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency

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