Elizabeth Roberts

St. Jean-Baptiste Church

Elizabeth Roberts studied at Newcastle University and English National Opera’s young artist course. Extensive oratorio performances keep her busy throughout the UK and overseas, including Rome (works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms), Spoleto (Vaughan Williams) and Darmstadt (Vaughan Williams). In 2012 she performed Carmina Burana in Beijing with the Peking Sinfonietta.

Her BBC Radio 3 debut was in performance of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong at the Royal Festival Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth also appears of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s recordings of Chausson’s Le roi Arthus under Leon Botstein, and Josef Marx’s Herbstchor under Jiri Belohlávek.

She made her Italian debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Spoleto and her Spanish debut was as Massenet’s Salome in Hérodiade in Valladolid. Other roles include Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly, Tosca Tosca, Mimi and Musetta La bohème, Contessa Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Adina L’elisir d’amore, Countess of Dunmow A Dinner Engagement, The Plantiff Trial by Jury and Mabel The Pirate of Penzance.

Elizabeth is an accomplished recitalist and was one of seven singers chosen for a week of study with the renowned pianist Malcolm Martineau. In 2012 she premiered Keith Burstein’s Songs of Love and Solitude with Julian Gallant at Pushkin House, and gave a recital of Strauss, Debussy and Weill with Kevin Lim at the Royal Opera House.

She was honored to be the soprano soloist at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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