Biography

 



Winner of the 2015 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship from the Opera Foundation for Young Australians and the 2015 Sydney Opera House Award, Elizabeth is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). After completing her Bachelor of Music in 2008, she continued to complete a Master of Music Studies in 2010, also at the QCGU. Elizabeth currently a Gates City Bank Young Artist for Fargo-Moorhead Opera in Fargo, North Dakota.


In 2013, Elizabeth became a member of the Opera Q Studio (previously Opera Queensland Young Art Program) where she was a principal artist in their new work Abandon (Opera Q/DanceNorth) which was nominated for an Australian Dance Award in 2014 after a remount of the production at the World Theatre Festival. Following this, she joined the Developing Artist Program at the Victorian Opera (VO) and graduated with a Master of Music (Opera Performance) from The University of Melbourne in 2015.


While a member of the Victorian Opera Developing Artist Program, Elizabeth performed as a principal and understudy at the company. Roles included Mother and Witch in Hansel und Gretel, Cinderella in Alice’ Adventures in Operaland , Principal Ensemble in Remembrance and Principal Ensemble in The Seven Deadly Sins . Elizabeth was also the understudy for the roles of  Flora in La Traviata, Adalgisa in Norma, Mary in The Flying Dutchman , Enrichetta di Franca in I Puritani and, Mrs Lovett and  Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd . In 2015, Elizabeth also made her triumphant debut at the Brisbane Baroque Festival in the role of Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.


Elizabeth has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including 
Harold and Erika Fisher Memorial Opera Scholarship 2014 and 2015 (MCM), Bel Canto Institute Scholarship (Florence), Echoes Above Performance Award - Bel Canto Institute (Florence/Los Angeles), Elizabeth Muir Scholarship (QCGU), Linda Edith Allen Scholarship (QCGU) and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Scholarship in both 2011and 2012. 

 

 

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Elizabeth Lewis

Soprano