Elizabeth Knauer, soprano
Elizabeth Knauer has appeared as a soloist in opera and recital performances in many parts of North America. her operatic experience ranges from traditional - Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte to contemporary - a Spirit in Vivier's Kopernicus and the Girl in Taverner's A Gentle Spirit. She received critical acclaim in creating the role of Young Juana in Daniel Crozier's prize winning opera, With Blood, With Ink Ms. Knauer has participated in the Twentieth Century Opera and Song Program at The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and premiered Rendezvous of Light, an original one-woman music theater piece commissioned by The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Knauer received a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She has sung locally with The Washington Opera, Baltimore Opera Company, New Horizons Chamber Ensemble and the Columbia Orchestra. Her awards include a Graduate Rotary Scholarship to Salzburg, Austria where she lived for one year and attended the Mozarteum, the Peabody George Castelle Award for Voice, and last year, as an Opera/Columbus finalist, the McInturff Award for Musical Excellence. Ms. Knauer currently resides in New York City where she recently sang the part of the Opera Singer in the Equity Showcase Performances of Singing With My Demons. She is a member of Artistic Director Rhoda Levine's opera improvisation troupe, Play It By Ear.
December 2, 2000