A versatile, adventurous artist, Elizabeth Smith is an emerging soprano based in New York City. Elizabeth was recently a semifinalist in the 2012 Concert Artist’s Guild Competition, as well as a District Winner in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. While attending the Eastman School of Music, Elizabeth received the Renee Fleming award and Scholarship, and was one of eight singers to represent Eastman in the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center in 2012.
Elizabeth’s opera roles include Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte). In 2011, Elizabeth performed Stephen Albert’s concert work Flower of the Mountain with the Eastman School Symphony orchestra, and in 2012, received Second Place in the Friends of Eastman Opera Competion and Third Prize in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition. She enjoys collaborating with emerging composers, and her song repertoire reflects her interest in post-1900 music, with works by Rorem, Floyd, Schoenberg, Ives and more.
Elizabeth currently studies with Bonnie Hamilton, and has been privileged to work with such influential musicians and teachers as Graham Johnson, Russell Miller, Benton Hess, Katherine Ciesinski, and Neil Varon.
Find her online at www.elizabethsmithsoprano.com