New Zealand-born soprano Eliza Boom is currently studying under Mary Plazas on the International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music, supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and the Lady Maria Fisher Opera Scholarship. Prior to this, she completed a Master of Music in Performance at the RNCM, and before moving to the UK Eliza studied for a Bachelor of Music with Honours and a Postgraduate Certificate in Music at the University of Waikato.
In 2017, Eliza was a Dame Malvina Major Scholar with New Zealand Opera, taking part in their productions of Carmen (chorus, Micäela cover), The Mikado (ensemble, Pitti-sing cover) and Don Pasquale (Norina, Opera in Schools Tour). Eliza’s other roles include Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Clonter Opera), Thérèse/Tirésias Les mamelles de Tirésias (Les Azuriales Opera), Nella Gianni Schicchi, Gertrude Hansel and Gretel and Noémie Cendrillon (RNCM), the title role of Suor Angelica (cover, RNCM), Mimì (Act 4 La bohème - Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra), Juliette Roméo et Juliette (selected scenes in concert), Countess Le nozze di Figaro and Laetitia The Old Maid and the Thief (University of Waikato).
Eliza’s awards and accolades include the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition (winner, 2018), the Frederic Cox Award (winner, 2018), Lexus Song Quest (2nd place, 2018), and the Christchurch Aria Competition (winner, 2017) amongst many others.