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Elisabeth Meister

Soprano

Biography

Elisabeth Meister in action.
Elisabeth Meister in The Minotaur, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

British soprano Elisabeth Meister was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2009–11, during which time her roles included Pale Lady (The Gambler), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), High Priestess (Aida), First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Lady-in-Waiting (Macbeth) and Costanza (L’isola disabitata, Meet the Young Artists Week). Since leaving the Programme she has returned to The Royal Opera to sing Helmwige (Die Walküre), Third Norn (Götterdämmerung) and Ker (The Minotaur), and performed in the Our Extraordinary World gala in celebration of HM The Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Meister studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Cardiff International Academy of Voice. She sang with the choruses of Glyndebourne Festival and Welsh National Opera before joining the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Engagements since leaving the Programme have included Aida, Lucrezia Borgia and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) in Santiago de Chile, Lucrezia Borgia for La Monnaie, Brussels, Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) for Scottish Opera and Turandot in Bilbao.

Meister’s concert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem in the Cadogan Hall, Rasch’s Mein Herz brennt in the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony no.8 in the Royal Albert Hal, Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 at the St Endellion Easter Festival and under John Eliot Gardiner and extracts from Macbeth with Thomas Hampson under Antonio Pappano at Buckingham Palace.

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Cast Change: Elisabeth Meister to replace Eva-Maria Westbroek for Our Extraordinary World Gala

29 October 2012
Cast Change: Elisabeth Meister to replace Eva-Maria Westbroek for Our Extraordinary World Gala

British soprano will perform extract from Cavalleria rusticana.

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