Scottish mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Sikora sings Third Maid (Elektra) and Mère Jeanne (Dialogues des Carmélites) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Sikora began her career as a member of the Royal Opera Chorus. She has since sung many solo roles for The Royal Opera, including Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Giovanna (Rigoletto), Annina (La traviata), Maddalena (Linda di Chamounix in concert), Teresa (La sonnambula), Spirit of Antonia’s Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Rossweisse (Die Walküre), Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin), Innkeeper’s Wife (The Cunning Little Vixen), Mistress of the Novices (Suor Angelica) and Dubious Old Lady (The Gambler).
Away from The Royal Opera, Sikora’s appearances include Prole Woman (1984) for La Scala, Milan, Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes) for the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Susanna (Khovanshchina) for English National Opera, Filipyevna for Opera Holland Park, Wife (Elena Langer’s The Lion’s Face) for The Opera Group and many roles for Chelsea Opera Group including Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon). Sikora also has a long association with The Royal Ballet, and has sung for the Company in ballets including Mayerling and Les Noces. She has also sung Mahler’s Rückert Lieder for English National Ballet.
Sikora also performs widely in concert in the main oratorio repertory. Her recordings include DVDs of Rigoletto with The Royal Opera and of Mayerling and Les Noces with The Royal Ballet.