Mezzo-soprano Merav Eldan, a native Israeli, made her American début at the Cleveland Institute of Music as the Princess in Puccini’s Sister Angelica. She is in her first year of CIM’s Artist Diploma program, studying with Mary Schiller. Eldan has been a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and in the world premiere of Bardanashvili’s Rabbi Shimon’s Bar Yochai Passion with Israel Camerata Jerusalem. Her collaboration with the Israeli composer Oded Zehavi includes Bagina, a mono-drama about a homeless woman, for brass quintet and mezzo-soprano. Next spring, she will sing arias with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.