OFFICIAL BIO: LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH
ELIZABETH SARIAN MEZZO-SOPRANO
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Praised for her “chocolatey timbre” and “excellent dramatic timing” (Schmopera), mezzo soprano Elizabeth Sarian is an emerging artist to watch. A recent alumna of The Atlanta Opera Studio, her 2021-2022 season begins with her return to Atlanta as Nireno in Giulio Cesare. During the summer of 2021, she appeared as Purcell’s Dido in Opera North’s curated program, “Extraordinary Women.”
As a member of The Atlanta Opera Studio (2018-2020), Ms. Sarian’s performances included her noted portrayal of The Page in Salome, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking, Olga (cover) in Eugene Onegin, and Flora in La Traviata. With Capitol City Opera, she made her role debut as Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. Sarian was scheduled to perform Kate Pinkerton (and cover Suzuki) in Madama Butterfly with the Atlanta Opera along with a company debut with the Atlanta Ballet in "Art Songs pas de deux," but both appearances were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the summers of 2018 and 2019, Ms. Sarian was part of the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, where she covered Pastuchnya in Jenůfa and was featured in Apprentice Showcase as Meg Page in Falstaff, Mercédès in Carmen and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. In 2017, she was selected to be a part of the Central City Opera Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program where she covered the role of Mercédès in Carmen.
Ms. Sarian holds both a Graduate Performance Diploma and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from The Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University. Her performance credits there include the title role in Massenet’s Chérubin, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, and covers of Hansel in Hansel und Gretel and Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
Among her recognitions are two encouragement awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as her two-time designation as recipient of the George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice from The Peabody Conservatory.
Ms. Sarian is a native of Long Island, New York.