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Eliza Safjan – Soprano

Eliza SafjanPolish Soprano, born in 1989, Eliza Safjan, completed her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2012 at Academy of Music in Wrocław. Currently Eliza is continuing her Master studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with Susan Waters. She is generously supported by Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Minister of Science and Higher Education. During her artistic training, she took part in masterclasses with Claudia Visca, Andrzej Dobber, Izabella Kłosińska. Eliza was awarded by scholarship for 21. International Sommer Academy PragWienBudapest.

In 2011, Eliza joined to ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) and she participated in diverse workshops including Latvian National Opera in Riga with Nelly Miricioiu and Eytan Pessen in Polish National Opera.

Eliza’s roles in opera and opera scenes have included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Blanche (Au travers du mur), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Clorinda (Cenerentola), Servillia (La clemenza di Tito),  Marie (La fille du regiment), Gilda (Rigoletto), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Hanna (Haunted Manor).

Eliza has sung a wide variety of Concert Repertoire throughout the Poland and Europe, including Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s and Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri with Wrocław Baroque Orchestra during 46. International Festival Wratislavia Cantans. In this year she took part in the 48th edition of the same festival performing Stabat Mater by E. Astorga and A. Bononcini.

Previous competition successes included 1st Prize on International Moniuszko’s Competiton “Pieśń wieczorna” in Białystok (Poland), 1st Prize on Ludomir Różycki Vocal Competition (Poland), 3rd Prize on Rudolf Petrák’s International Singing Competition in Žilina (Slovakia) and numerous awards and special prizes on song competitions.

Later this year, in July Eliza will appear in the role of Adina and Ilia in Studio Summer Opera Scenes in the Milton Court Studio Theatre. Also in July, Eliza will perform extracts from Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 39 on the City of London Festival.

Find out more about Eliza here.