In the 2019/20 season Ms.Gorshunova returned to the Semperoper Dresden in their new production of Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims as Corinna. During her triumphant season, Elena made two significant house debuts; first at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari as Musetta from Puccini’s La Bohème and at the Aalto Musiktheater Essen as Sophie from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Notable engagements of this season include role debut as Marzelline from Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Semperoper and in June 2020 she returns to reprise one of her signature role: Gilda from Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Semperoper Dresden. Elena began the 2018/19 season with her signature role of Konstanze in Mozart’s ”The Abduction from the Seraglio” at the Semperoper Dresden, where after that she continued to perform a wide repertoire including Susanna in Mozart’s ”Le nozze di Figaro”, Musetta in Puccini’s ”La Bohème, Cleopatra in Handel’s ”Giulio Cesare in Egitto”. Beside that, she ended the season with her role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s ”Don Giovanni” at the Semperoper Dresden and she made her stage debut at the Festival of Savonlinna (Finland) as Konstanze in Mozart’s ” The Abduction from the Seraglio”.
She has since appeared on the European opera scene to perform major roles, including the title roles as Contessa di Folleville in “Il Viaggio a Reims” at the Theatre du Chatelet Paris, Opéra de Reims, Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, Opera de Marseille, Opera de Monpellier, Opera de Nice, Théâtre du CapitoleToulouse , Opéra d’Avignon, Grand Théâtre de Tours, Opéra de Vichy, Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy and at the Washington Opera, as Giulietta in concert performance of Bellini’s ‘’I Capuleti e i Montecchi’’, performing alongside Elina Garanča as Romeo, under the baton of Karel-Mark Chichon and as Elvira in Bellini’s ‘’I Puritani’’ with the Latvian National symphony orchestra, as Gilda at the Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy, as Catherine in Bizet’s ‘’La Jolie Fille de Perth at the Stadttheater Bern.
Ms. Gorshunova’s Italian debut was as Contessa di Folleville in ‘’Il Viaggio a Reims’’ at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Kent Nagano. Following her Italian appearance was Elena’s role and stage debut as Susanna in Mozart’s ‘’Le Nozze di Figaro’’ at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Corinna in Rossini’s ‘’Il Viaggio a Reims’’ under the baton of Maestro Alberto Zedda in Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen and as Konstanze in Mozart’s ‘’The Abduction from the Seraglio’’ at Angers Nantes Opéra.