Soprano, Toronto (ON)
A soprano fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival in 2019, Elizabeth Polese holds a master’s degree in voice performance from the University of Toronto. During the 2018-2019 season, she played Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto (Opéra de Montréal) and Alice B. Toklas in Twenty-Seven (Atelier lyrique), as well as Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw (Orchestre de l’Agora). Her work as a soloist included A Broadway Evening (Aramusique), Dvořák’s Mass in D Major, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb (both with the Chœur Métropolitain), Soirée à l’opérette (Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil) and Opéras! (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). In 2019-2020, Elizabeth’s slate at l’Opéra de Montréal includes the part of Papagena in The Magic Flute along with studying the roles of Marzelline in Fidelio, Agnès in Written on Skin and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She also assumes the title role in Rita (Sinfonia de Lanaudière).
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal. Elizabeth Polese is generously sponsored by Sue Wehner.