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ELIZABETH SARIAN MEZZO-SOPRANO
Elizabeth Sarian has been praised for her “pointed, wonderfully appealing lyric [mezzo] soprano” (Opera Today), and as “one of the highlights of the performance, singing and acting and cross dressing" (Opera Gene).
For the 2023/2024 season, Ms. Sarian makes house debuts with Opera Roanoke as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and with Knoxville Opera as Armelinde in Viardot's Cendrillon. She also joins Yavapai College as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah.
In the 2022/2023 season, Ms. Sarian made her debut as Cherubino with Annapolis Opera and returned to The Atlanta Opera to cover Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Previous credits include her debut with Opera Theater of St. Louis as Mama in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk Reimagined, (while a member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program), as well as Nireno in Giulio Cesare, Flora in La Traviata, The Page in Salome, Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking with The Atlanta Opera.
In competition, Ms. Sarian was a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (2022) and was awarded the Sandra Warfield Prize at the Eastern Region of the competition. Previously, Ms. Sarian was awarded two Encouragement Awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was also a Semifinalist in the Houston Grand Opera Concert of Arias (2022).
On the concert stage, Ms. Sarian has enjoyed many appearances as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, performances as soloist in Elgar’s Sea Pictures Opus 37, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.”
Ms. Sarian is a proud alumna of The Atlanta Opera Studio, the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singer Program, the Central City Opera Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program, and the Opera North Resident Artist Program.
Ms. Sarian earned a Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from The Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University.
Ms. Sarian is a native of Long Island, New York.