Tenor Dylan Elza, a native of Dallas, Texas, and has most recently performed as an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist program for their 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 season.
Roles with Virginia Opera include: Messenger in Aida, Thug #1 in Il Postino, Dave in Breaking, F.B.I. Agent in An American Dream. Covers with Virginia Opera include: Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Pablo Neruda in Il Postino, Spoletta in Tosca, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and he also performed Nemorino in Virginia Opera’s 2019 fall outreach production.
Other recent roles and covers include: Don José (cover) in La Tragédie de Carmen with Charlottesville Opera, Borsa (cover) in Rigoletto with Central City Opera, Lenski in Eugene Onegi with Boston Conservatory Opera, Father Grenville in Dead Man Walking with Boston Conservatory Opera, Fenton in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor with Boston Conservatory Opera, Cop in Cradle Will Rock with Opera Saratoga, and Dr. Caius (cover) in Falstaff with Opera Saratoga.
Dylan is also featured on Spotify and iTunes in Opera Saratoga’s CD recording of Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock as the Cop. For more information about Dylan, visit www.dylanelza.com.