I am delighted that this season I have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a new song cycle Love Songs, settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale. I will be collaborating with Kenneth Overton, Baritone; Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano;  and Mary Pinto, Pianist on this project that will culminate in a recording release and recital in New York City in April of 2018.

Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano

Elizabeth De Trejo, Soprano

“Elizabeth De Trejo has it all – a shimmering coloratura of great agility and intriguing color as well as superb acting ability” (The Toledo Blade).

This season Elizabeth returned to Lincoln Center to sing the soprano soloist in David Geffen Hall, (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), in Orff’s Carmina Burana and will be the Distinguished Guest Artist at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea performing works of Bellini and Beethoven with the festival orchestra conducted by Kent Tritle, Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York and the Principle Organist of The New York Philharmonic. Elizabeth recently performed the roles of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte with North Carolina Opera, Norma with St. Petersburg Opera, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Savannah Voice Festival.

This season, Elizabeth returned to Lincoln Center to sing the soprano solo in the Mozart Vespers and Requiem and this summer will return to the PyeongChang Music Festival in South Korea to sing as a featured soloist under the baton of Zauerbek Gugkaev of the Marinksy Theater and a song recital with the pianist Norman Krieger.

In the coming season of 2017-18, Elizabeth will perform the role of the Goddess Venus in Offenbach’s Orphees aux Enfers with New Orleans Opera, is the soprano soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in Carmina Burana and also will be featured in a recording on the Naxos label of newly commissioned songs of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sara Teasdale, written by Michael J Trott, at the behest of the poetry Society of New York.

Elizabeth made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lulu in the 2009-2010 season. Also that season, she debuted the role of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Tampa and returned to Carnegie Hall to perform Carmina Burana. During the 2010-2011 season, Ms. De Trejo returned to Opera Tampa for the role of Violetta in La Traviata, toured with the Florida Orchestra as guest soloist.

In recent seasons she made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist under the baton of composer John Rutter, performed the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Gilda in Rigoletto with the Toledo Opera, performed Adina in L’Elisir damore with Dayton Opera, Marguerite in Faust with Opera Tampa and returned to Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist in John Rutter’s Requiem.

Ms. De Trejo has also performed to great acclaim the roles of Violetta in La Traviata in Miami, Adele in Die Fledermaus and Die Freundin in Franz Lehar’s Der Frühling in Milan and recorded live with the Orchestra Verdi in the title role of Mascagni’s Il Si. Other recent roles and performances include Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and the role of Rosina in Anton Coppola’s epic opera, Sacco and Vanzetti; for which an aria was written for her. Elizabeth has also performed Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Musetta in La Boheme, Clarice in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna in Basel, Switzerland, Die Königen die Nacht in Die Zauberflöte für Kinder with the Opernhaus Zürich, the soprano soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem.

In addition to her operatic repertoire, Elizabeth is a consummate recitalist and concert performer, having given numerous concerts both in Europe and the United States. She has worked with notable conductors and has appeared as guest soloist with many Orchestras in such works as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and the Brahms, Fauré and Mozart Requiems, to name a few. She has also received numerous awards from prominent vocal competitions, including the Gerda Lissner Opera Competition in New York, the MacAllister Opera Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Jenny Lind Soprano Competition, the Rosa Ponselle Competition, the Giulio Gari Foundation Opera Competition and the Liederkranz Competition. Ms. De Trejo is also a recipient of a career grant from Career Bridges Foundation and the Sergio Franchi Foundation and was honored to be recommended for the Richard Tucker Career Grant Awards.

Elizabeth can be seen on the EMI Classics DVD of Der Rosenkavalier with Vasselina Kasarova, Nina Stemma, and Alfred Muff under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst and Sven Erich Bechtolf live from Opernhaus Zürich. Ms. De Trejo attended Loyola University, New Orleans, where she received a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance and Yale University, receiving her Master of Music. After her studies, Ms. De Trejo joined the International Opera Studio of the Opernhaus Zürich. Elizabeth is now also a member of the executive board of the art song competition and organization, the Joy In Singing Foundation and additionally has a teaching studio, Studio De Trejo, that focuses on the Bel Canto technique.