An Inspired Wanderer from the Other Side of the Globe
Elena published a beautiful article on the biggest Russian Orthodox website.
Solo Recital at the Historical Russian Empire Estate!
On March 11, 2017, Elena is singing a solo recital of her favorite art songs by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff at the historical museum Polotnyany Zavod in Kaluga, Russia. Established in 1718, this famous estate hosted Empress Catherine the Great and poet Alexander Pushkin. During the 1812 war against Napoleon, the estate served as the headquarters for Prince Mikhail Golenishchev-Kutuzov, General Field-¬Marshal and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Empire.
Artistic Projects in Russia
In 2017, Elena will be participating in several artistic projects in Russia, including a recording of a famous war song "Ah, les chemins..." for a new TV series.
New Concert Program
Elena has been busy traveling between the US and Russia, and working on a new concert program.
From Russia with Love! Summer
Elena is conducting a series of vocal technique masterclasses for the sisters of the Seraphimo-Znamensky Skete Monastery in Bityagovo, Russia.
Elena's Funny Experience on America's Got Talent
Elena was invited to participate in America’s Got Talent as a “magical voice doctor". Her job was to fix Howard Stern’s voice, and turned him into an opera star (fancy that!). Well, it didn’t go that well… :-), but Elena remembers that failures are the lampposts on the road to achievement.
Elena's exceptional musical abilities have been confirmed officially! :-)
Elena had been awarded the US green card as "a foreign national with exceptional ability in the arts."
Elena completed a new recording project!
Elena completed a fascinating classical crossover recording project for an international composer Samy Elgazzar.
Elena's students' success!
Elena’s voice students have been accepted to Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music of Bard College!
Elena's Story of the Voice Lost and Found
In this new video, Elena tells a story of her life and of her singing voice, lost and found.
Launch Related Site
Elena is working on new and exciting stuff!
Elena is busy developing her new show which will be performed with several US orchestras! We can't give away any more details due to the copyrights concerns, but the show was already previewed in Moscow, Russia, and a local critic described it as “simply a fairy tale: a mixture of old Hollywood nostalgia with imaginative energy of a fearless singing actress." Stay tuned!
Elena is singing at Berklee College of Music!
Berklee College of Music presents Composition Department Concert - an evening of eclectic new music by the faculty of Berklee's Composition Department.
Elena will be premiering two beautiful art songs by Dennis Leclaire.
Exciting WGBH Interview!
"Opera singer Elena Zoubareva talked to Margery and Peter about the odd tradition of playing a distinctly Russian song for the US's Independence Day."
Elena's interview on Boston Public Radio!
Elena gave another interview on Boston Public Radio today, March 22, 2013. Elena lead a fascinating discussion surrounding voice, healthy singing and her life as a classical crossover singer and voice coach. She even shared a couple of voice tips with the audience, so be sure to check her interview out on the Boston Public Radio web-site.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Elena is traveling to New York City and then to her hometown of Moscow, Russia, to celebrate Christmas with her family. She wishes all of her friends and fans around the globe a very happy Holiday Season!
Elena on The Callie Crossley Show
On Thursday, April 19, Elena returned as a guest to a popular WGBH radio show, The Callie Crossley Show. Elena's interview, entitled by forever entertaining and inspiring Callie, "The Voice of a Red Sox Nation", was about the screaming Red Sox fans and Elena's role in a new Brad Pitt movie.
New Voice Research
Elena, in collaboration with Dr. Phillip Song of Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear, is working on a new professional voice research/literature review entitled "Stabilized larynx in classical singing: developing and maintaining the external frame support of the larynx. "
The research assistant for this project is Paul Yi, a doctoral candidate at Boston University School of Medicine.
Elena and her FitVoice at The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
On January 25, 2012, Elena has been invited to speak at the Rotary Club Boston. She will be presenting her signature FitVoice™ clinic designed to inform, educate, and inspire Americans to care and improve their speaking voices.
Elena, being Russian, celebrates Christmas according to the Julian calendar on January 7. Elena will be attending Christmas services at the Russian also Orthodox Church of the Holy Epiphany in Roslindale, MA, and yes, she will be singing there of course!
Elena particiated in filming a new Brad Pitt movie, World War Z!
The movie is about zombies :-) but Elena, who was specifically chosen for the role by director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace), played herself: Russian opera singer, singing a beautiful aria during a battle scene.
The filming took place in Budapest, Hungary, and, even though eventually all Budapest-filmed scenes were cut from the final version of the World War Z movie, Elena enjoyed her first Hollywood acting experience very much.
And, yes, she also met (and liked very much) Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their kids (who trick-or-treated on the set - adorable!)
World War Z is produced by Paramount Pictures and was released in June 2013.
Read about Elena's Hollywood experience on the World War Z page.
Elena's recording is #1 on CDbaby in Opera and Classical categories!
Elena's recording of Ennio Morricone C'era Una Volta il West (Once Upon the Time in the West) was #1 spot on CDbaby in both Opera and Classical categories for 2 months in 2011!
CDbaby is the world's largest online distributor of independent music.
New Recording Is On Its Way!
Elena is heading to a recording studio at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, to record two operatic arias and two Broadway songs; all four will be featured in her upcoming Moonlight Show.
Elena on NBC 7 News, NPR, and the Boston Globe with her Stanley Cup Scream Off Sessions!
Over this Summer Elena led The Stanley Cup Scream Off Session teaching Bruins fans how to scream louder and better. “Americans, let’s beat the Canadians," said the Russian opera singer. And sure, they did! :-)
CBS, NBC Channel 7, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, as well as many Russian media covered Elena's Bruins Scream-Off sessions. Check out the Press page.
Elena and her FitVoice™ on Oprah radio!
Elena was recently a guest on the Oprah radio. Elena and the host Derrick Ashong discussed World Voice Day and what Americans should do in order to improve their speaking voices.
The Moonlight Show
Elena is back from Russia, fresh and full of creative ideas, and she together with her team has been working full speed on the Moonlight Show!
Elena is a Visiting Artist at Berklee College of Music
In April of 2011 Elena Zoubareva made a personal appearance as a Visiting Artist in two exclusive clinics for Berklee students and faculty.
Elena and her FitVoice ™ team are continuing their hard work striving to inform the American public about vocal health and the correct usage of their speaking voices.
Elena on Good Morning America!
In March of 2011 Elena and her FitVoice™ were filmed by the Good Morning America.
We will report with an update when this story will be aired.
Elena is named Boston's Own Voice Expert by the Herald
Today’s Boston Herald gave a shout out to Elena and her FitVoice™, calling her “Boston’s Own Voice Expert."
Elena and her team are excited that EZ FitVoice™ is sounding loud and clear!
Elena on ABC News
Elena and her FitVoice™ were featured in an ABC News article entitled "Two-Thirds of Americans Live With Voice Disorders."
Elena points out the bad vocal habits among Americans.
Special Workshop at Berklee College of Music
Elena is conducting a workshop at her alma mater. The workshop, entitled "Artist Visa Tell-All. How to build a successful Artist Portfolio", is presented by the Career Development Center.
Saving the Voice of America!
Elena had a series of meetings with Dr. Phillip Song and speech language pathologist Keiko Ishikawa of Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear. They discussed the speaking habits of American people and issues of poor vocal health.
Elena is continuing developing her FitVoice™ method and its practical applications reflecting these discussions.
Elena celebrates Russian Christmas and wishes all of her friends and fans around the world joy, love and happiness.
She participated in Christmas services in Russian Orthodox Church of Holy Epiphany in Boston and sang there adding her beautiful voice to the festive and joyful atmosphere.
Saving the Voice of America: Special workshop for Berklee vocalists!
Elena is working on a new workshop for Berklee College of Music.
Saving the Voice of America: Special workshop for Berklee vocalists to introduce the importance of the correct use of their SPEAKING voices, featuring prominent laryngologist, Dr. Phillip Song, of Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear, and Berklee alum Elena Zoubareva, creator of the FitVoice™ campaign, which has been publicized in theBoston Herald, Boston Phoenix and on WGBH.
Special Benefit Concert
At the end of October Elena and her wonderful piano player, Amie Chen performed in the trendy South End of Boston, at a benefit concert presented by the Unison for the Arts.
Elena would like to thank the hosts, Karim Fadel and Mirela Marku, of The Unison for the Arts Foundation, and everybody who came to the concert and showed their love, support and appreciation for the arts.
On Monday, August 16 Elena was a guest on the popular WGBH radio show, Callie Crossley Show.
They were talking about the three key “S" words: speaking, screaming and singing - in a healthy way. It was fun!
And Elena was even correcting Callie’s voice right in the air! :-)
You can listen to it on this site (Press page.)
Opera singer teaches Sox fans how to scream
Boston Phoenix article about Elena's screaming/speaking class FitVoice®
Tonight’s homework: Yooooooooouk!
Opera singer offers Sox fans a better way to cheer
Boston Herald article about Elena's screaming/speaking class FitVoice®
April 16 World Voice Day!!!
World Voice Day 2010
The theme for World Voice Day 2010, "Love Your Voice," reminds people of the value and significance of vocal health in everyday life.
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day. World Voice Day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has sponsored the U.S. observance of World Voice Day since its inception in 2002.
Elena participated in the World Voice Day activities at the Boston University Medical Campus.
New Concert Program and Masterclass!
Elena will be singing a concert in New England Conservatory in May and she is trying to create a program that will be as beautiful as rose bouquet.
She is also creating a very unusual masterclass. You will read about it in newspapers soon.
Working on a new exciting concert program!
One of Elena's most dear friends, Maxim Kubrinsky, a noted Russian movie and theater director, has agreed to stage her new program! They began rehearsing while she was in Russia, and she will soon begin practicing the program with her musicians here in Boston. Finally, Maxim will come for a visit to the States for an entire month of stage rehearsing and collaborating to create what we know will be an amazing, enchanting, real operatic cabaret!
Returning from Russia
Elena just returned from a fantastic trip to her homeland of Russia, where she had an absolute blast, spending time of course with her dear mother and family, but also visiting some of her favorite places, like the beautiful, majestic city of St. Petersburg.
Allure on Itunes!
Elena's new album Allure is now available on ITunes!
Brand new CD Allure is released!
Produced by Grammy Nominee Jonathan Wyner.
13 beautiful songs accompanied by a symphony orchestra.
Available at CDbaby