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Words and Music

Elizabeth Bishop

American mezzo Elizabeth Bishop begins the 2018/19 season as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She traveled to Lyric Opera Chicago for the role of Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon before returning to The Metropolitan Opera for performances as Second Norn in Der Ring des Nibelungen where she also covers the roles of Fricka and Waltraute.Last season’s highlights include her debut at Florida Grand Opera where she sang the role of Herodias Salome before joining Palm Beach Opera to sing Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro. Performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony took the artist to Portland Symphony Orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony. She ended the season in the role of Mary Der fliegende Holländer at Cincinnati Opera.Recent highlights include appearances with her home company, Washington National Opera, in a role of Marcellina; at the Metropolitan Opera she sang the role of Mayor’s Wife/ Kostelnicka (c) Jenufa. Other appearances included Cantaloube’s Songs of the Auvergne with Memphis Symphony, and Berlioz’s Te Deum with Winston Salem Symphony.