English soprano Elizabeth Karani makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Nanna/Embla (The Monstrous Child).
Karani studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and an Equilibrium Young Artist and has won several prestigious awards. Her opera appearances include Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for Mid Wales Opera, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) for Diva Opera, Musetta (La bohème) for Opera Holland Park as a Christine Collins Young Artist, Jano (Jenufa) for Longborough Festival Opera, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Festival Azuriales, Jay (The Cunning Little Vixen) for Garsington Opera, Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Aldeburgh, Resi (Intermezzo) and Angel (Jephtha) for Buxton Festival, Serpina (La serva padrona) and Lucy (The Telephone) for The Opera Box and Tartagliona (The Little Green Swallow) for British Youth Opera. Her roles at the Guildhall included Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia).
Karani has performed in recital with her duo partner, pianist Edmund Whitehead (a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House) at venues including St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and Westminster Abbey. She has appeared in concert at venues including the Barbican Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square, China’s Xi’an Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, and at Musique Cordiale in Provence.