Elizabeth Roberts - Soprano

Elizabeth Roberts appears on two recordings with the BBC Symphony Orchestra: Chausson Le roi Arthus (Leon Botstein); and Marx Herbstchor an Pan (Jiří Bĕlohlávek). She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 with BBCSO and Martyn Brabbins from the Royal Festival Hall in Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong (Terror/ First Woman). Her operatic roles include Massenet's Salome (Hérodiade) with Francisco Lara, Valladolid; Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) under Nicoletta Conti, Italy; Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) under Harry Ogg, Les Heures Musicales d'Aujols, and for Opera Southeast and Regents Opera; Mimì (La bohème), Headfirst Productions and Opus One Opera; Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Headfirst Productions; Countess of Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement), Minotaur Music Theatre; Tosca (Tosca); Contessa Almaviva (Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così), Musetta (La bohème).

Oratorio performances regularly take her throughout the UK and overseas, including Darmstadt (Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Wolfgang Seeliger), and Beijing (Orff Carmina Burana, Peking Sinfonietta, Nicholas Smith OBE). Recent highlights in the UK include Verdi's Requiem in Dorchester Abbey, Mahler's Rückert Lieder with the Colchester Symphony Orchestra and Mahler orchestral songs and Symphony No 4 with the Scottish Sinfonia, Edinburgh.

Elizabeth studied song repertoire with Malcolm Martineau at Crear and is a keen recitalist. In 2012 she premiered Keith Burstein’s Songs of Love & Solitude with Julian Gallant at Pushkin House, and gave a recital of Strauss, Debussy and Weill with Kelvin Lim in the Crush Room, Royal Opera House.

She was honoured to be chosen as soprano soloist at the entry of the Olympic Flame and lighting of the cauldron in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Elizabeth first performed with us in 2008, singing the soprano solos in Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler's Symphony No 4 and she joined us again in November 2014 as one of the soloists for Beethoven's Symphony No 9. Elizabeth agreed to return in March 2020 to perform Strauss' Four Last Songs with us, but sadly we had to cancel this concert due to the global coronavirus pandemic. We were delighted that we were finally able to reschedule the performance for July 2022.

Elizabeth is represented by Singers Direct, and you can find out more about her on her own website.