Elizabeth studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio, supported by the Peter Moores Foundation. She made her operatic debut as Mimi in Jonathan Miller’s production of La Bohème at the English National Opera, which led to her being named as ‘Best Newcomer in Opera in 2010, by the Telegraph, to great critical acclaim. The following year, Elizabeth caused a sensation when she returned to the ENO as the Countess in their new production of The Marriage of Figaro, a role which earned her uniformly glowing reviews, as did her appearance there as Michaëla in Calixto Bieito’s production of Carmen.
Recent months have seen Elizabeth establish herself as a notable lyrico spinto soprano, singing the role of Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin for Theater Madeburg, Germany. In the previous year, she sang Amelia in Simon Boccangera, for which she was nominated for Singer of the Year 2013 in OpernWelt magazine, and later that year, she stepped in to sing the role again with Sir Mark Elder at the Bridgewater Hall.
As well as a successful Rosenblatt Recital, Elizabeth’s recent concert appearances have included Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Sir Mark Elder, Mahler Symphony No. 8 with Esa-Pekka Salonen. She won the inaugural Voice of Black Opera Competition / Sir Willard White Award in 2009, and she was the opera nominee for the prestigious Breakthrough Award at the 2013 Times/Sky Arts Southbank Awards.