Dylan Elza, tenor, is a native of Mesquite, Texas, and a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory. As a member of Virginia Opera’s 2018-2019 Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program, Mr. Elza covers Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Goro in Madama Butterfly, sings as a chorister in L’elisir d’amore and Madama Butterfly, and performs Nemorino in the Fall Education and Outreach Tour of The Elixir of Love. Most recently, Dylan has performed the role of Lenski in Boston Conservatory Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky, as well as the role of Don José in excerpts of Bizet’s Carmen with the Parkway Concert Orchestra in Boston, MA. In his most recent summer Young Artist Program, he performed as the Cop in Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock and covered the role of Dr. Caius in Falstaff as a Studio Artist with Opera Saratoga.
Dylan has performed with several companies throughout the U.S. including: Performance Santa Fe for two consecutive years (2016 and 2017) for their winter outreach program, Opera Saratoga (2017), the Young Artist Vocal Academy at Houston Grand Opera (2016), Seagle Music Colony (2015 and 2016), Fort Worth Opera (2014-2016), and the Franco-American Vocal Academy (2014) where he made his European debut singing Pâris in La belle Hélène. Additional stage credits include: Father Grenville in Dead Man Walking and Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor with Boston Conservatory Opera, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Bardolfo in Falstaff with the Seagle Music Colony, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mr. Elza obtained his master’s degree in Opera Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Rebecca Folsom at the Boston Conservatory. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.M., magna cum laude, in Voice Performance.