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Elizabeth Woollett

Soprano

Biography

British soprano Elizabeth Woollett sings Fourth Maid (Elektra) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Woollett made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Lady-in-Waiting (Macbeth). She has since sung Ines (Il trovatore), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave), Fourth Maid, Domna Ivanovna Saburova (The Tsar’s Bride) and Nursing Sister (Suor Angelica) for The Royal Opera.

Woollett studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music. She is a former Principal Soprano for English National Opera, where she sang roles including Musica (L’Orfeo), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Micaëla (Carmen), Musetta (La bohème) and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Other UK performances include the title role in Jenufa for Welsh National Opera under Mackerras, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) for English Touring Opera, Amenaide (Tancredi) for Buxton Festival, Violetta (La traviata) in Belfast and Marguerite (Faust) for Mid-Wales Opera. In concert she has sung Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Chelsea Opera Group and the title role in Euryanthe with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Woollett’s many concert performances include Songs of the Auvergne and Verdi’s Requiem (Barbican), Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, in Fort Worth and in Geneva. She has recorded Iolanthe and The Gondoliers (TER) and a duet album with the RPO.

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