Elisabeth Meister SOPRANO

British dramatic soprano Elisabeth Meister is an alumna of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Elisabeth recently made a sensational début at La Monnaie, when she was called at very short notice to step in and sing the titile role of Lucrezia Borgia.

Other recent operatic engagements include Pale Lady The Gambler, Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, High Priestess Aïda, Costanza L’isola Disabitata, First Lady Die Zauberflöte and Dama Macbeth, all for ROH, where she also covered the title roles in Der Rosenkavalier, Aïda and Anna Nicole, as well as Polina The Gambler and Ellen Orford Peter Grimes. She performed to great acclaim the titles roles of Aïda and Lucrezia Borgia for Teatro Municipal de Santiago and made her US début with Chicago Lyric Opera where she sang First Lady Die Zauberflöte and covered the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos.

Engagements in the 2012-13 season included her role début as Elisabeth Tannhäuser for Teatro Municipal de Santiago and returns to the ROH as Helmwige, Third Norn and cover Sieglinde in Der Ring des Nibelungen, as Ker The Minotaur and covering Susan Bullock in the title role of Britten’s Gloriana. On the concert platform, she performed at the ROH’s Extraordinary Gala marking the Queen’s Jubilee, made her Carnegie Hall début with Beethoven Symphony No.9 and Missa Solemnis with the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and gave the UK première of Shostakovich’s Orango with Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Future engagements include the title role in Foroni’s Cristina, Regina di Svezia for Wexford Festival, returns to ROH and much awaited role début as Lady Macbeth for Scottish Opera.

In the 2013-14 season she makes her much-anticipated role début as Lady Macbeth for Scottish Opera, makes her début in Bilbao in the title role of Turandot, and sings first soprano in Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Royal Festival Hall.