The American mezzo-soprano, Eleaine Bonazzi, is Batchelor of Music of the Eastman School of Music.
Elaine Bonazzi's appearances in opera, oratorio, and recitals have been acclaimed in North America and Europe for their profound characerizations and superlative vocalism. She has appeared with many leading opera companies, orchestras, and music festivals in the USA. and abroad, including the New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Netherlands Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Spoleto, Venice, Wolf Trap, and Mostly Mozart festivals, working with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Leopold Stokowski and Lorin Maazel. Elaine Bonazzi has presented more operatic premieres than any other living American singer; she has been personally selected by eminent composers, including Igor Stravinsky, Copland, Carter, Sondheim, Argento, Chavez, Menotti, Rorem and Thomson to perform their works.
Elaine Bonazzi is now Performing Artist in Residence, and teaches Voice, Vocal Repertory, Acting for Singers at th Department of Music, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Before coming to Stony Brook, Ms. Bonazzi taught at Peabody Institute of Music, and she has presented master classes all over the world.
Elaine Bonazzi can be heard on more than 25 recordings on the Columbia, CRI, Vox Candide, Vanguard and Nonesuch labels.