Chicago-based lyric coloratura soprano Elizabeth Fisher is a young artist on the rise. During the summer of 2022, Ms. Fisher will be a Festival Artist with Utah Festival Opera, covering Laurie in The Tender Land and Pamina in The Magic Flute, in addition to multiple ensemble roles. She will debut the role of Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company in the spring of 2023. She was a semi-finalist in the Pasadena Vocal Competition in February 2022. Ms. Fisher recently debuted the role of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera in the Ozarks in the summer of 2021. Ms. Fisher is a recent graduate of Florida State University where she received a Master of Music, studying with David Okerlund. During her time with with FSU Opera, Ms. Fisher performed as Miriam in Lee Hoiby's The Scarf and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in an orchestral Mozart Scenes Concert during their 2020/2021 season under the baton of Douglas Fisher. Ms. Fisher recently received an Encouragement Award in the Nebraska District for the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was also named the winner of the University Division in MiOpera's Vocal Competition.
Ms. Fisher excels both as an operatic and concert soloist — in 2021, she performed Mozart's Exultate, Jubilate with a chamber ensemble at Florida State University. In 2017, she performed as the Soprano soloist with Haydn’s Heiligmesse, and was the featured soloist in Mozart’s Regina Coeli in 2018. Additionally, Ms. Fisher won the 2017 Iowa State Division and the 2018 Midwest District Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions, and was the winner of the 2019 Beaulieu Competition at Florida State. Ms. Fisher is currently studying with Julia Faulkner and is a soprano soloist and section leader at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Wilmette, IL.