In the US and abroad, soprano Elisabeth Stevens is hailed for her elegant artistry, majestic presence, and powerful voice. Ms. Stevens recently débuted the role of Elvira in Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani in Italy and covered the role at The Metropolitan Opera. Her operatic repertoire spans the dramatic heroines of Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss, as well as the verismo genre, including the title roles in Aida, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Turandot to name a few. She has appeared on world stages in Italy, France, China, Austria, and across the US. In concert, Ms. Stevens has performed Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and many other traditional works, and has also premiered new works by modern composers such as Jay Fluellen, Jeffrey Mumford, and Evan Solot.
Her performances have been featured in Philadelphia on CBS News, NBC10, and New York’s WQXR, garnering invitations to sing at the Inaugural Celebration of Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, and at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Her extensive list of international awards includes prizes from: Mario Lanza Competition; Marian Anderson Historical Society, Paul Robeson Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Society for Arts and Letters; Concorso Lirico Internazionale Trofeo La Fenice; Concorso Internazionale Magda Olivero; Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Cantanti Lirici Riccardo Zandonai; Concorso Internazionale Alfredo Giacomotti; Concorso Lirico Internazionale Iris Adami Corradetti; Concorso Lirico Giovanni Martinelli-Aureliano Pertile; Concorso Internazionale di Canto Lirico Rocca delle Macíe, China International Voice Competition.