Eliza trained at the National Opera Studio in London, and at the Royal Northern College of Music on their International Artist Diploma and Master of Music in Performance programmes. In New Zealand, Eliza studied music at the University of Waikato and Vision College. In 2020-23 she was a member of the studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. Eliza’s awards and accolades include the Carlo Maria Giulini Prize at the 11th International Moniuszko Competition and the Richard Bonynge Award (2nd place) at the JSRB Bel Canto Award (2019), amongst others.
During her time at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Eliza has performed the roles of Woglinde (Das Rheingold), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Priestess (Aïda), Soprano (Singularity, M. Srnka), and Herzogin Marie (Il Signor Bruschino), amongst others. Eliza’s other roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, Clonter Opera), Thérèse/Tirésias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Les Azuriales Opera), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito, cover, Royal Danish Opera), Micäela (Carmen, cover, Bayerische Staatsoper), Nella (Gianni Schicchi, RNCM), the title role of Suor Angelica (cover, RNCM), Mimì (La Bohème, scenes, Welsh National Opera and Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra), Noémie (Cendrillon, RNCM), Gertrude (Hansel and Gretel, RNCM), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette, selected scenes in concert), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro, University of Waikato) and Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief, University of Waikato).
Some of Eliza’s recent concert engagements have included Ein Deutches Requiem, Vesperae solennes de confessore, Vier Letzte Lieder and was the soloist for the world premiere of Buch der Körper by Vito Žuraj, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. In the 22-23 season, highlights of Eliza’s performances have included Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Bayersiche Staatsoper), Pat Nixon (Nixon in China, Staatsoper Hannover), and Woglinde (Das Rheingold & Götterdämmerung, Staatstheater Stuttgart) in the spring of 2023.
“I doubt if I live an extra-long life that I will hear Ebben ne andrò lontana from La Wally sung better than Eliza Boom did last night. Since I first hear her singing in a New Zealand Opera in the Park concert her outstanding voice has become secure throughout the range with a sparking top and a pianissimo spin to die for. Not only the technique, but Boom feels every phrase with moving tenderness and beauty.”
Auckland Opera Studio Gala Concert, August 2020
“The cast of young singers responded to Talevi’s dynamism and Bryan Evan’s musical direction enthusiastically. The New Zealander Eliza Boom (Thérèse) is a pure-toned soprano, accomplished in both singing and acting.”