Born in London to Jamaican parents, the soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, took lessons with Lillian Watson, and gained stage experience at the National Opera Studio. In 2010, she debuted as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at English National Opera and launched her international career. She has performed Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Edinburgh Festival and Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Royal Danish Opera. Other credits include Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello at Grange Park Opera, and Janáček’s Jenůfa at Welsh National Opera. In the concert hall, Elizabeth Llewellyn has worked with such conductors as Sir Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Martyn Brabbins, and Ryan Wigglesworth. She released her first solo CD in 2021: the album Heart & Hereafter, which features songs by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

July 2022