Elizabeth Sarian, mezzo-soprano, is quickly gaining recognition for her beauty of tone and versatility as a young performing artist. At home in both operatic and concert repertoire, Elizabeth's engagements for the 2017-2018 season include Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Bel Cantanti Opera, Alto soloist in Messiah with the Frederick Chorale, and the title role of Massenet’s Cherubin with Peabody Opera. This summer, Elizabeth looks forward to being a member of the 2018 Apprentice Singer Program at the Santa Fe Opera.
Elizabeth was most recently a Studio Artist in Central City Opera’s Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program, where she covered the role of Mercédès in Carmen. During Elizabeth’s studies for her Master of Music at the Peabody Institute, Elizabeth was Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel (cover) in Hansel und Gretel, Dorabella (cover) in Così fan tutte, Mae Jones in Street Scene, and Third Lady in The Magic Flute. Additionally, Elizabeth sang the role of Cherubino with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival.
In competition, Elizabeth has been awarded an Encouragement Award from the Capitol District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in both 2017 and 2016, selected as a Semi-finalist for the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, and selected as the Alto winner of the Choralis Young Artist Competition, where Elizabeth was the Alto soloist Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Elizabeth has also won First place in both the NATS Eastern Region Competition and the NATS-NYC student auditions, and was recently awarded the George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory.
Elizabeth earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in 2017, and is currently pursuing her Graduate Performance Diploma in the studio of Dr. Stanley Cornett. Originally from Long Island, New York, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in Vocal Performance.