A California native, baritone Elias Berezin is a passionate musician dedicated to improving his craft. Following a 2016 graduation from UC Irvine with a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, Berezin moved to Los Angeles where he has steeped himself in the dizzying density of the city’s thriving music scene. Experiences on the operatic stage include covering the role of Mercutio with Center Stage Opera and appearing in Pasadena City College’s Rosy in Westerbeck, a heavily adapted version of Die Fledermaus, singing the music of Alfred. At UCI, Berezin sang Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, which he also performed at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival; Bob in William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A.; and served as bass soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G Major. Summer experiences include two seasons at Songfest and a visit to the Franco-American Vocal Academy, singing Le fauteuil and L’arbre in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.