Elizabeth Novella


A Streetcar Named Desire
La Boheme

Elizabeth Novella

British-American soprano Elizabeth Novella "dazzles with rich sound and impressive intensity" (The Aspen Times). Ms. Novella recently performed Giannetta in L'Elisir d'Amore and covered Musetta in La Bohème at Sarasota Opera in the Winter of 2020. As a Vocal Fellow with the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Novella was Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. She is based in New York City.

Sarasota Opera
Studio Artist, 2020
Teatro Nuovo
Apprentice Artist, 2017
Aspen Music Festival and School
Vocal Fellow, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Bard College
B.A. Music, 2012
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La Fille du Régime...
Marie (cover)

Sarasota Opera, March, 2022

Les Pecheurs des p...
Leïla (cover)

Sarasota Opera, March, 2022

Vocal Competition

Annapolis Opera, 2021

La Bohème
Musetta (c)

Sarasota Opera, 2020

L'Elisir d'Amore

Sarasota Opera, 2020

Les Contes d'Hoffm...

Aspen Music Festival and School, 2018


British-American Soprano Elizabeth Novella recently performed Giannetta in L'Elisir d'Amore "with a rich voice and fine comic timing" - [Herald Tribune] and Musetta (cover) in La Bohème as Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera in the Winter of 2020. Ms. Novella was also seen as Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with the Aspen Music Festival and School, for which the press hailed: “Novella dazzled with rich sound and impressive intensity as Antonia” - [The Aspen Times]. She performed the role of Villiers’ Fiancée and covered Peg in Carlisle Floyd’s most recent opera Prince of Players with Little Opera Theatre of New York.  Recent operatic roles with the Aspen Music Festival and School include Maia in the first fully staged production of Christopher Theofanidis’ The Cows of Apollo or the Invention of Music under the baton of Robert Spano for which she was praised: "there was first-rate singing from soprano Elizabeth Novella" - [Opera News] as well as the High Priestess (cover) (Aïda) and Victoria (cover) in William Bolcom’s A Wedding. Also in Aspen, Ms. Novella performed “I want magic” in a Master Class with the legendary Renée Fleming. She was a young artist with Bel Canto at Caramoor, where she performed in Bellini's Il Pirata under the baton of Will Crutchfield.

Ms. Novella holds a M.M. in Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music and a B.A. in Music from Bard College. Ms. Novella is a native New Yorker and is currently based in NYC.
"Novella commanded a richly-colored soprano, breaking hearts in her portrayal of Antonia"
— Opera News