Elizabeth Llewellyn SOPRANO

Elizabeth Llewellyn trained on English National Opera’s ‘Opera Works’ programme before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio, supported by the Peter Moores Foundation and ENO. She was also an ENO Harewood Artist and winner of the inaugural Voice of Black Opera competition, including the Sir Willard White Award.

Llewellyn was hailed as the ‘Best Newcomer in Opera’ by The Telegraph newspaper following her ENO debut as Mimì La Bohème in 2010. Shortly afterwards, she made her role debut at Opera Holland Park as Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and caused a sensation when she stepped in to sing the same role in Fiona Shaw’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, earning uniformly glowing reviews.

Past highlights include a highly-acclaimed Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for Opera Holland Park, a recital for the Rosenblatt Recital series, a live performance of Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder on BBC Radio 3 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles and a performance at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra. Llewellyn’s 2012-13 season included role debuts as Micaëla Carmen and First Lady The Magic Flute for ENO, as well as Amelia Simon Boccanegra for English Touring Opera. In 2013, Llewellyn was the Opera nominee for the prestigious Breakthrough Award at The Times / Southbank Awards. Future engagements include her debuts with the Royal Scottish National, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras; Dorothea Stiffelio and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni for Bergen National Opera; and Donna Elvira for Theater Magdeburg.