Biography


 

Elizabeth de Trejo

Soprano, Vocal Technician, and President of Joy In Singing, The Art Song Institute, Elizabeth De Trejo is rapidly building a leading presence in the industry as a revolutionary artist. This season, Ms. De Trejo will appear as a featured soloist in the Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, first with the Orchestra Now, in a U.S. premiere of Joachim Raff’s De Profundis and the De Profundis by Lili Boulanger. A week later she will sing the soprano solo in the Verdi Requiem with the Oratorio Society of New York. Last season, Elizabeth returned to the PyeongChang Music Festival in South Korea as a featured soloist with the Marinsky Orchestra under the baton of Zauerbek Gugkaev, and performed a program of Rachmaninoff songs with pianist Norman Krieger. Ms. De Trejo also returned to Lincoln Center as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Vespers and Requiem with the National Chorale.

In 2017-2018 Elizabeth sang the role of the Goddess Venus in Offenbach's Orphees aux Enfers with New Orleans Opera, and also will be featured on the Naxos label in a recording of songs by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sara Teasdale, composed by Michael J. Trott, at the behest of the Poetry Society of New York.

Last season, Elizabeth was soprano soloist at Lincoln Center’s Geffen Hall in Orff's Carmina Burana again with the National Chorale and was a distinguished guest artist at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea, performing works of Bellini and Beethoven with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Kent Tritle, Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York and the Principle Organist of The New York Philharmonic. She recently performed the roles of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte with North Carolina Opera, Norma with St. Petersburg Opera, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Savannah Voice Festival.

 

Elizabeth made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lulu in the 2009-2010 season, also debuting the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Tampa, then returned to Carnegie Hall to perform Carmina Burana. During the 2010-2011 season, she was invited back to Opera Tampa as Violetta in La Traviata.

Other credits include her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist under the baton of John Rutter, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Gilda in Rigoletto with Toledo Opera, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore with Dayton Opera, and Marguerite in Faust with Opera Tampa.

Ms. De Trejo has also performed to great acclaim the roles of Violetta in La Traviata in Miami Opera, Adele in Die Fledermaus and Die Freundin in Franz Lehar’s Der Frühling in Milan as well as a live recording with Orchestra Verdi in the title role of Mascagni’s Il Si. Additional roles include Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and the role of Rosina in Anton Coppola’s epic opera, Sacco and Vanzetti; for which an aria was composer for her talents. Elizabeth has also performed Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Musetta in La Boheme, Clarice in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna in Basel, Switzerland, Die Königen die Nacht in Die Zauberflöte für Kinder with the Opernhaus Zürich, as well as soprano soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor and Mozart’s Requiem.

In addition to her operatic repertoire, Elizabeth is a consummate recitalist, and has sung extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States. She has worked with notable conductors and has appeared as a guest soloist with many Orchestras in such works as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Beethoven's Mass in C, and the Brahms, Fauré and Mozart Requiems, to name a few.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gerda Lissner Opera competition, MacAllister Opera competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, the Jenny Lind Soprano competition, the Rosa Ponselle competition, the Giulio Gari Foundation Opera competition and the Liederkranz Foundation competition and was the first ever recipient of the Randolph "Randy" Mickelson Memorial Fund Award. De Trejo is also a recipient of a career grant from the Career Bridges Foundation and the Sergio Franchi Foundation, and was honored to be recommended for the Richard Tucker Career Grant Awards.

Elizabeth can be seen on the EMI Classics DVD of Der Rosenkavalier with Vasselina Kasarova, Nina Stemma, and Alfred Muff under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst and Sven Erich Bechtolf, live from Opernhaus Zürich. She attended Loyola Universitywhere she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance, and Yale University, earning her Master of Music. Post graduation, Ms. De Trejo joined the International Opera Studio of the Opernhaus Zürich. Elizabeth is President of Joy In Singing, The Art Song Institute and heads her teaching studio, Studio De Trejo, an elite and refined study studio focusing on Bel Canto vocal technique.