New Zealand soprano Eliza Boom is a current member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio. Previously she studied 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.
Eliza’s awards and accolades include the Richard Bonynge Award (2nd place) at the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award (2019), the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition (winner, 2018), the Frederic Cox Award (winner, 2018), the Lexus Song Quest (2nd place, 2018) and the Christchurch Aria Competition (2017), amongst others.Read more
During her time at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Eliza has performed the roles of Woglinde (Das Rheingold), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), 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), 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, Missa in Angustiis, Petite Messe Solennelle and Vesperae solennes de confessore.
“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.”