Elizabeth Sarian
Praised for her "pointed and wonderfully appealing lyric [mezzo] soprano" (Opera Today), Elizabeth Sarian recently made her professional debut as Cherubino with Annapolis Opera, noted as “one of the highlights of the performance” (Opera Gene).  Next up, she joins The Glimmerglass Festival to cover the title role in Handel's Rinaldo.  
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Elizabeth Sarian

Praised by Opera Today for her “pointed, wonderfully appealing lyric [mezzo] soprano”, Elizabeth Sarian is an up-and-coming artist who was also recently praised by Opera Gene as “one of the highlights of the performance, singing and acting and cross dressing” in her professional debut as Cherubino with Annapolis Opera.

In addition to her debut with Annapolis Opera, Elizabeth’s 2022/2023 season will see her debut with Opera Baltimore as Siébel in Gounod’s Faust, and she will later join The Glimmerglass Festival to cover the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo. Earlier this fall, Elizabeth covered Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Atlanta Opera and enjoyed several concert appearances as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah.

During the 2021/2022 season, Elizabeth was honored to be a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and to win the Sandra Warfield Prize at the Eastern Region of the competition. Elizabeth was also a Semifinalist at the Houston Grand Opera Concert of Arias, and joined Opera Theater of Saint Louis’ Gerdine Young Artist Program to make her debut as Mama in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk Reimagined. Earlier that season, Elizabeth returned to The Atlanta Opera to perform as Nireno in Giulio Cesare and cover Sesto.

Sarian is an alumna of The Atlanta Opera Studio—where she performed many roles including Flora in La Traviata, The Page in Salome, Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking—the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, the Central City Opera Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training Program, and the Opera North Resident Artist Program, where she made her debut as Purcell’s Dido.

Sarian holds both a Graduate Performance Diploma and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from The Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University. Among her recognitions are two encouragement awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as her two-time designation as recipient of the George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice from The Peabody Conservatory.        

Sarian is a native of Long Island, New York.

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St. Louis, MO

Gerdine Young Artist

2022 - 2022
Mama in Harvey Milk

Opera North

2021 - 2021
Lebanon, NH

Resident Artist

2021 - 2021
Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Santa Fe, NM

Apprentice Singer

2018 - 2019
Atlanta, GA

Studio Artist

2018 - 2020
Central City, CO

Studio Artist