Over the last few years, Erica Eloff has steadily built her career on the concert platform to become a sought-after soloist and recitalist. Praised in the media for her vocal authority and technical control, and a voice that is bright and well-produced across its range with great power at the top, she is a passionate and deeply musical performer.
Erica’s wide-ranging repertoire includes all of the major choral compositions including several lesser-known works. As an active chamber musician and passionate performer of Lieder and contemporary music, Erica has presented world premieres of works by American, Argentinian, English and South African composers, including works specifically written for her by composers James Wilding, Augusto Arias and Hannes Taljaard.
As winner of the London Handel Singing Competition, Erica had the privilege of collaborating with Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Players on several occasions, including performing Handel’s Messiah at St. George’s. Her operatic experience includes the roles of Farnaspe (Adriano in Siria), Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Giovanna (Ernani), Chloë (Gruta de Ninfas), Ottone (Griselda), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Meleagro (Atalanta), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Ilia (Idomeneo), Fiordiligi and Despina (Cosi fan tutte), First Lady and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Violetta (La Traviata), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Frasquita (Carmen), Adéle (Die Fledermaus) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore).
Erica’s engagements for the 2016-17 season include her debut in the title role in Puccini’s Tosca at Theater Lübeck, as well as Donna Anna (Mozart’s Don Giovanni) for Lautten Compagney Berlin at the Würzburg Mozart Festival. She continues her collaboration with Opera Settecento for a performance of Handel’s pastiche Elpidia at the Halle International Handel Festival, as well as joining The Hanover Band for several collaborative projects throughout the year.
When not occupying herself with all things musical, Erica runs a busy family shuttle service and spends a lot of time cooking, cleaning and listening to her children singing, rhyming, arguing and relaying all sorts of random facts.