Elizabeth Bishop


The American mezzo-soprano has performed in a remarkable diversity of styles with many important American opera companies and orchestras. She began the 2018/19 season with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the New Jersey Symphony and will return to the Metropolitan Opera later this season as the Second Norn/Götterdämmerung. Bishop’s close relationship with the Met has encompassed such major roles as the title role/Iphigénie en Tauride (broadcast), Venus/Tannhäuser, Mother Marie/Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Fenena/Nabucco, among others. Elsewhere she has recently been featured as Judith/Bluebeard’s Castle (Portland Symphony), Herodias/Salome (Florida Grand Opera), Marcellina/The Marriage of Figaro (Palm Beach Opera, Washington National Opera), and Mary/The Flying Dutchman (Cincinnati Opera). A frequent presence in Washington, she has sung more than ten roles at WNO (among them Mother Marie, Fricka, Sieglinde, Brangäne, Eboli, and the Marquise/The Dangerous Liaisons), and has starred at Washington Concert Opera in Adriana Lecouvreur, Cavalleria rusticana, and Roberto Devereux. An alumna of San Francisco Opera’s young-artist programs, she has appeared in more than 20 roles at SFO, most recently Fricka/Ring cycle. The mezzo has also been heard with the major companies of Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Dallas, and Minnesota, and with the Boston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Lyric debut: Madame de la Haltière/Cendrillon (2018|19)

Last updated: December 1, 2018