Elizabeth Sarian, mezzo-soprano, recently received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing her Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute. For the 2017-2018 season, Elizabeth will be seen as Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Bel Cantanti Opera, and in the title role in Massenet’s Cherubin with Peabody Opera.
Elizabeth’s engagements for the 2016-2017 season included Hansel (cover) in Hansel und Gretel and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Peabody Opera, Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Choralis, and Mercédès (cover) in Carmen with Central City Opera, where Elizabeth was a Studio Artist in the Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program. During the 2015-2016 season, Elizabeth’s opera credits included Cherubino with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Dorabella (cover) in Così fan tutte, Mae Jones in Street Scene, and Third Lady in The Magic Flute with Peabody Opera, and chorister with Lyric Opera Baltimore. Past season highlights include Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas and Melissa in Princess Ida.
In competition, Elizabeth was awarded an Encouragement Award from the Capitol District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2016, selected as a Semi-finalist for the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, and was the Alto winner of the Choralis Young Artist Competition. Elizabeth has been a finalist in Peabody Conservatory’s Sylvia Green Concerto Competition, and has won First place in both the NATS Eastern Region Competition and the NATS-NYC student auditions.
An enthusiast of art song and recital repertoire, Elizabeth joined the roster of Baltimore Musicales in 2015, and is an alumnus of SongFest's Young Artist Program. Elizabeth has also trained at the International Vocal Arts Institute under the direction of Joan Dornemann, Amalfi Coast Music Festival, and Westchester Summer Vocal Institute. Originally from Long Island, New York, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in Vocal Performance.