Elizabeth Hanje

Tanzanian-American soprano Elizabeth “Hanje” is the 1st prize winner of the 2024 Eleanor Mccollum Concert of Arias at Houston Grand Opera. She was a winner in both the 2023 Duncan Williams Voice Competition and the 2022 George Shirley Vocal Competition. In 2021, she received the Richard Miller Award for Fine Singing and a YoungArts Award.

Currently in her final year at Oberlin Conservatory, Hanje was seen as Ernestina in L’occasione fa il ladro, Comedian in Matthew Recio’s Puppy Episode, and Lyra in Melissa Dunphy’s Alice Tierney, which she reprised with Opera Columbus in 2022. As a member of the Des Moines Metro Opera Apprentice Program in 2023, she performed an opera scene from Eugene Onegin as Tatyana.

Hanje has sung in master classes with Michael Heaston, Michael Capasso, Christine Goerke, Denyce Graves, and Harolyn Blackwell; and she was a participant in Houston Grand Opera’s Vocal Academy.