Mezzo-Soprano, Eleni Taluzek, is a lyric mezzo from Chicago, IL. She is returning to SBLO to sing Calypso. Eleni has previously sang the roles of Mother in The Gift by Paul Herman, Flora in La Travaita by Giuseppe Verdi and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. Eleni's previous engagements include La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Number 3 in Transformations by Conrad Susa. She completed her Artist Diploma degree in Opera and her Master of Music degree in Voice at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. In recent years, she also has been completing a Doctor of Music in voice from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Her greatest desire is to share her joy and love of music with others through performance.