Praised for her affecting voice and committed performances, Elizabeth Smith is an emerging soprano based in New York City. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, her opera credits include Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte).
Accomplished in concert and choral work, Elizabeth sings with groups such as the Collegiate Chorale and the New York Virtuoso Singers, with solo work in Song of Norway, Yotam Haber’s I Am, and David Lang’s Battle Hymns. Other concert work includes Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Stephen Albert's Flower of the Mountain. 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.
In 2016, Elizabeth Smith and Caroline Miller co-founded The Pleiades Project, a non-profit production company dedicated to creating new performance opportunities for female artists who wish to express the strength, unique vision, and individuality of their art. These include short films of opera scenes, artist spotlights, and live events. Their first short film Così, is currently available on their website, and the second short film Ophélie is currently in post-production.
May 19, 8PM | Soprano Soloist, Astoria Choir | The Beautiful America
May 19, 5:30 PM | Soprano Soloist, Chichester Psalms | Mastervoices
December 17, 7PM | The Brick Church Candlelight Carol Service
July 28 - August 6 | Bard Festival Chorale, Dimitrij