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Elizabeth Sarian, mezzo-soprano, is quickly gaining recognition for her unique timbre and versatility as a young performing artist.

In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Sarian joins the Atlanta Opera Studio where she will be heard as Flora in La Traviata, Sister Liliane in Dead Man Walking, Olga – cover in Eugene Onegin, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville Studio Tour. In the summer of 2018, Ms. Sarian will join the Apprentice Singer Program at the Santa Fe Opera.

Ms. Sarian’s 2017-2018 season included title role in Massenet’s Cherubin with Peabody Opera, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Bel Cantanti Opera, Messiah with the Frederick Chorale, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Peabody Preparatory Orchestra and Baltimore Choral Arts. In the summer of 2017, Ms. Sarian was a Studio Artist in Central City Opera’s Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program, covering the role of Mercédès, Carmen.

Other recent operatic credits include Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro; Hansel (cover), Hansel und Gretel; Dorabella (cover), Così fan tutte; Mae Jones, Street Scene; Third Lady, The Magic Flute.

In competition, Ms. Sarian has been awarded two Encouragement Awards from the Capitol District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Third Place in Peabody’s Sylvia Green Competition, and selected as the Alto winner of the Choralis Young Artist Competition in 2016. Ms. Sarian is a two-time recipient of the George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Sarian earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and is student of Dr. Stanley Cornett. Originally from Long Island, Ms. Sarian completed her undergraduate studies at Hofstra University.