Personal Summary / Bio
Praised for her "vibrant presence" in The Baltimore Sun, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Merrill is known for her versatility across genres, from Early Music to standard repertoire to contemporary composition. Most recently, Ms. Merrill "succeeded marvelously" (Boston Classical Review) in the role of Oronta in Cavalli's Artemisia with Helios Early Opera. Past roles include Clori in Musica Nuova's pastiche of Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle Ingrate, Sesto in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto, the 2nd Knabe in Die Zauberflote (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Gerina in A. Scarlatti's La Principessa Fedele, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Senator Patrick Leahy in The Gonzales Cantata by Melissa Dunphy, and Venus in Rameau's Adonis. Ms. Merrill has performed with the Amherst Early Music Festival, American Opera Theater, The Figaro Project, Concerto delle Donne, The Federal Hill Parlor Series, Vivre Musicale, The Baltimore Baroque Band, Intermezzo: The New England Chamber Opera Series, the Hammond Performing Arts Series, and Union Avenue Opera. Ms. Merrill received master's degrees in both vocal performance and early music performance from the Peabody Conservatory in 2011, and she received a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody in 2013. She currently lives in New York.