Ellie Dehn


American soprano Ellie Dehn has been praised by critics as “a revelation” (Chicago Sun-Times), acclaimed for her “great stage presence and a voice combining metallic clarity and sensual richness” (Wall Street Journal). In the 2021-2022 season, she made her debut at Seiji Ozawa Music Academy as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, she returned to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover Musetta in La bohème and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, while on the concert stage, she sang Britten’s Spring Symphony with the Grant Park Music Festival. Last season, Ms. Dehn debuted the role of Lady Billows in Albert Herring in a filmed version produced by Minnesota Opera.

Career operatic highlights include performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mrs. Naidoo in Satyagraha, and Musetta; at San Francisco Opera as the title roles in Arabella and Manon, Micaela in Carmen, the Countess, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte; at Los Angeles Opera as Freia in Das Rheingold; at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as the Countess in Sir David McVicar’s production of Le nozze di Figaro; and at Teatro alla Scala as Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Musetta. In concert, she has performed Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse at Carnegie Hall; the New York premiere of Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel with the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Mostly Mozart Festival; Handel’s Messiah and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Cleveland Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaap Van Zweden to conclude the Music Director’s farewell season with the company.