New Zealand soprano Eliza Boom grew up on the stage, singing with her family. Eliza completed her BMus at Vision College (2014), focusing on classical singing while also developing versatility in musical theatre and contemporary music. She then studied her Honours year (2015) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Opera Studies (2016) at the University of Waikato studying under Dame Malvina Major.
2017 saw Eliza as a Dame Malvina Major Scholar with New Zealand Opera, taking part in their productions of The Mikado (ensemble; understudy Pitti-sing) and Carmen (ensemble, Micäela rehearsal cover). She also sang Norina in the New Zealand Opera in Schools production of Don Pasquale (2017).
Eliza has been involved in many prestigious training programmes, including the New Zealand Opera School (2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017), Lisa Gasteen National Opera School (2016) and was selected as a member of the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singer Development Programme (2016 - 2017) and gratefully acknowledges the support of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. These programmes have given her the opportunity to work with world-class teachers and performers, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Kathryn Harries, César Ulloa, Barbara Frittoli, Simon O'Neill, Lisa Gasteen, Richard Hetherington, and many more.
Eliza has been successful in many competitions across New Zealand and Australia, winning the Christchurch Aria (2017), Becroft Aria (2016), Hamilton Premier Award (2016) and Dunedin Aria (2015) as well as 3rd place in the NZ Aria (2016). In 2016 she was a finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition where she was offered a place to study a Master of Music in Performance (Intensive) at the Royal Northern College of Music as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar in 2017-18, studying under soprano Mary Plazas. While at the college, she will be performing the role of Noèmie in Massenet's Cendrillon and the Mother in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck.
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