Soprano Eliza Mandzik has delighted audiences across the United States and Europe in a diverse array of operatic performances and recital engagements, completing her diploma in Classical Operetta under Wolfgang Dosch at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien. She is scheduled to perform the role of Anne Truelove in scenes from The Rake’s Progress and, in mainstage productions, Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Mélisande in Impressions de Pelléas.
Recent performance highlights include singing Sora (Gasparone) at the TAG Wien, Jüdin for the premiere of Komm mit nach Terezin at the MuTh Konzertsaal for the EntArteOpera Festival, Marzelline (Fidelio) at the Ehrbarsaal, and making her national radio debut as Mary (Die Herzogin von Chicago) at the ORF RadioCafe with exil.arte. Eliza premiered original works by composer Michael C. Kregler as part of the American Tapestry concert series, and has given concerts at the Theater in Pfarrkirchen, Kulturbühne Bad Füssing, Musikhaus Doblinger, and for the International Franz Lehár Society, among others.
She has sung as a young artist with the Society for the Promotion of Young and Talented Singers – Passau and the MUK Wien Operette Lehrgang, in addition to singing professional engagements with the Vita Activa Walzerträumer. Scenes performances include singing Sister Constance (Dialogue of the Carmelites) at the New England Conservatory Summer Opera Studio, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Theater Am Kurpark in Oberlaa, Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at Salon Schräg, Adina (L’elisir d’amore) at the Ryan Concert Hall in Providence, and Adele (Die Fledermaus) with the IES Vienna Performance Workshop. Recent oratorio works performed include the soprano solos in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Elias).
Eliza was an Austrian national finalist in the Walter Jurmann Voice and Interpretation Competition, was awarded the Roberts Family Music Scholarship and the Günther Theuring Scholarship, and won top score in the Chaminade Scholarship Festival in both A and B divisions. Eliza studied at the Prayner Konservatorium Opernschule, and received her Bachelor’s in Music (Voice Performance) and Political Science (research focus in xenophobia and identity politics in Central Europe) from Providence College.