Mikael Eliasen
2006 Final Audition Judge


Mikael Eliasen, Head of Vocal Studies Opera and Voice Coach. Danish-born coach and accompanist Mr. Eliasen received his early training in Copenhagen, Montreal, and Vienna . He has collaborated with numerous singers in recital worldwide, including Robert Merrill, Tom Krause, Theodor Uppman, John Shirley-Quirk, Elly Ameling, Edith Mathis, Florence Quivar, Mira Zakai, Sarah Walker, and Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. He has recorded for CBC, Hilversum Radio, Polish State Radio, Kol Israel, Irish Radio and Television, London Records, MHS, and Supraphon. Mr. Eliasen has given master classes at the Shanghai Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow ), Jerusalem Music Center, National Opera of Prague, and the young artist's program at the Metropolitan Opera (New York City). He is closely affiliated with the Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen), Netherlands Opera Studio (Amsterdam), and Pittsburgh Opera Studio. He teaches at Chautauqua's Voice Program, in Italy, and for the Santa Fe Opera's young artist program. Mr. Eliasen was music director of the San Francisco Opera Center from 1994 to 1996 and artistic director of the European Center for Opera and Vocal Art in Belgium from 1984 to 1994. Mr. Eliasen joined the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in 1986 and became the head of the department in 1988.


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