Bio: Born in Varaždin ( Croatia ), Jelena Štefanić began to study singing at the music school of her home town.In January 2011,she finished her master studies at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.She took lessons with Ruza Baldani,Sylvia Geszty , Gabriele Lechner and Natale de Carolis. Currently she is studying with Cristoph Meier.With only 16 years,Štefanić gave her stage debut in Varaždin as Hyale in Charpentier's Acteon under the baton of Laurence Cummings. 2015/2016 / 2017 season sang Flores in Charpentier's Le Malade Imaginaire at Croatian National Theatre Varaždin and made debut also at Varaždiner Baroque Evenings Festival,also made debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in National Theatre Osijek, Erste Dame in Mozart's Magic Flute at State Opera Ruse, Bulgaria. In summer she sang the role of Angelica in Handel's Orlando at Konstanz,Germany.Future projects include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at OpenAir Festival,Mullheim ( Germany) In 2014 she represented Croatia at CIVC Ningbo,China and she returned in CNT Osijek as Violetta in La Traviata .Same year Jelena was invited to participate at iSing Young Artist Festival,Suzhou,China under guidance of bass,Hao Jiang Tian and honorary chair Placido Domingo where she had opportunity to collaborate with artists such as Katherine Chu ( NCPA Beijing), Peter McClintock (Metropolitan Opera NY). In 2010,she sang soprano leading role Hetty in a Mendelssohn project,staged by Paul Esterhazy ,Walpurgisn8raum,at the Schlosstheater Schoenbrunn in Vienna,where she also 2011 successfully interpreted the role of Apollo in Gluck's Il parnaso confuso.In January 2012,Štefanić sang her first Violetta in La Traviata at Croatian National Theatre in Osijek,where she will return in November 2013. In July 2012,she made her first appereance as Konstanze in Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail at the Semmering Festival in Austria.Jelena was invited to participate on Placido's Domingo Operalia in Beijing 2012 as a first Croatian female singer in the long history of this world greatest singing competition.In the beginning of her career,she performed roles such as Student in von Suppe's Boccaccio,Lehrbub in Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg at the Vienna Volksoper and Maruša in Matz's Christmas Tale at the Croatian National Theatre Varaždin and collaborated with renowned artists as Catherine Mackintosch,Christine Mielitz. On the concert platform,as a soloist, Mrs Štefanić could already be heard at both the Graz and Vienna Musikverein ( Wiener Concert Verein Orchestra),Concert Hall NCPA Beijing, Great Hall of the People-China,Hanghzou Grand Theatre , Bunka Kaikan Tokyo among others. Štefanić recorded her first album,the audio CD Dva glasa ( Two Voices ) Ruza Pospis Baldani & Jelena Stefanic for Aulos.