Upon her 2015 LA Opera debut as Susana in ¡Figaro! (90210), Opera News called Maria Elena Altany "delightfully smart and quicksilver." Since then, she has appeared in two tours of The Marriage of Figueroa and numerous outreach concerts with LA Opera Connects. She is a Company Member of the groundbreaking opera company The Industry, led by MacArthur Fellow Yuval Sharon. With The Industry, she has performed featured roles in Anne LeBaron's Crescent City, Chris Cerrone's Invisible Cities, an adaptation of Brecht’s Galileo, and Hopscotch: An Opera for 24 Cars, for which she was featured in The New Yorker. Recent appearances include the John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2 with the LA Philharmonic and The Industry, a tribute to Yma Sumac in the Radical Women series at the Hammer Museum, and Susanna in Ragnar Kjartansson’s BLISS with wild Up!, as part of the LA Philharmonic’s Fluxus festival. Maria Elena appears in The Industry’s Sweet Land, which is available for streaming purchase. Upcoming performances include LA Opera Connects’ digital production of Mozart’s Opera Tales. She maintains a private voice studio in Long Beach.