American soprano Ellie Dehn has appeared in many of the world’s leading opera house including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francicso Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Rome, Santa Cecilia, Geneva, Bologna, Santa Cecilia, San Diego Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera. In the 2010-2011 season, Miss Dehn made debuts with the San Francisco Opera and the Houston Grand Opera as Contessa in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La Bohème. She also performed Meyerbeer’s L’africaine with the Opera Orchestra of New York and debuted Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome as Musetta. Future engagements include her Teatro alla Scala debut as Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Donna Elvira in the new production of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, her return to San Francisco Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, her return to the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome as Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a return to the San Diego Opera and Colorado Opera as Donna Anna. In 2012 she will also return to La Scala as Musetta in a new production of La Bohème.
During the 2009-2010 season, Miss Dehn returned to Santa Cecilia for Viaggio a Reims, made her Bayerische Staatsoper debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, debuted the role of Mimi in La Boheme with the San Diego Opera and the Minnesota Opera, and made her Santa Fe Opera Festival debut as Rosaura in Life is a Dream. Miss Dehn returned to Carnegie Hall for Vivaldi's Gloria and to Los Angeles Opera for Gerhilde in Die Walküre and Frie in Das Rheingold. In the 2008-2009 season, she debuted at the Grand Theatre de Geneve as Agathe in Der Freischütz, made her Bilbao debut as Madame Cortese in Viaggio a Reims, her Los Angeles Opera debut as Freia in Das Rheingold, and returned to the Cincinnati May Festival for Mahler's Eighth Symphony.
Having made her 2007 Metropolitan Opera debut in the Parks as Marguerite in Faust, Miss Dehn made her house debut during the 2007-2008 season as Mrs. Naidoo in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha. Also during that season she returned to the Santa Cecila in Rome, where she sang Jemmy in Guillaume Tell under the baton of Antonio Pappano, and joined the Cleveland Orchestra for the Messiah, the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall for the U.S. premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, and was Juliette in Roméo et Juliette for the Minnesota Opera. Miss Dehn closed the season in the title role in William Walton’s Toilus and Cressida at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of James Conlon.
Miss Dehn’s 2006-2007 season opened at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Anne Truelove in a new production of The Rake’s Progress under the baton of Daniele Gatti. She then performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for Opera Pacific, followed by Gluck’s Euridice and Haydn’s The Seasons with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the baton of James Conlon.
Miss Dehn enjoyed a full 2005-2006 season during which she made her Italian debut with Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome under the baton of Daniele Gatti in a performance that was televised by the RAI, followed by her Opera Orchestra of New York debut in Carnegie Hall as Jemmy in Guillaume Tell. She debuted as the first Soprano in Mozart’s Mass in C-minor with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, repeating the same role with the Spoleto Festival USA, where she also sang Donna Elvira in a revival of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Additional engagements of the season brought Miss Dehn to Tulsa Opera for performances of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro and to PORTopera for the role of Donna Anna.
While completing her studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia in 2004-2005, Miss Dehn made her Opera Pacific debut as the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, her Spoleto USA debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and was also a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and with Opéra de Québec.
Miss Dehn made her Carnegie Hall debut in the 2003-2004 season with the Cleveland Orchestra as a Flower Maiden in Richard Wagner's Parsifal under the baton of Pierre Boulez, and returned to Carnegie Hall as a soprano soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with Mid-America Productions.
Honors and Awards for Ellie Dehn have included the 2nd Place, James McCracken award in the 2006 Elardo International Opera competition, an Encouragement Award in the Gerda Lissner Competition, the 2005 National Grand Finalist Award in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, 2nd Place in the 2004 Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition, and 1st place in the 2004 J.P. Italian Opera Competition. She received an encouragement award in the 2003 Marian Anderson Competition, and won 1st place in the 2002 Dayton Opera Guild Competition, the 2002 Akron Symphony competition, the 2002 Oberlin Concerto Competition and the 2001 Vocal Resource Network Competition. In 2007, Miss Dehn received an award from the George London Foundation.