Coloratura soprano Elizabeth Treat is emerging as a world class artist, garnering attention for her vocal agility and thrilling high notes. This October, she will appear in the U.S. premiere of Donizetti’s Olivo e Pasquale with New York City’s acclaimed Amore Opera, under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Gregory Buchalter.
Elizabeth made her Washington, D.C. debut in June with Opera Camerata, singing Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Organization of the American States’ Hall of the Americas, also with Maestro Buchalter, and returns in the summer of 2013 to sing the Queen of the Night.
Earlier in June, Elizabeth appeared with Brooklyn’s famed Regina Opera in their 42nd season, making history as Queen of the Night in their first ever production of The Magic Flute.
Elizabeth has performed many roles with Amore Opera in Manhattan’s East Village, including Queen of the Night, Adele, Frasquita, Rosina and most notably Susanna in the U.S. premiere production of Mercadante’s I due Figaro.
Last Halloween, Elizabeth reprised her popular Queen of the Night in a concert of operatic scenes with One World Symphony entitled “Mad Women of Opera.” Elizabeth has also performed the role with the Charlemagne Orchestra in Belgium, and with New York Lyric Opera Theater at Symphony Space.
In the 2011 summer season, Elizabeth joined dell’Arte Opera Ensemble as Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos at Manhattan;s East Thirteenth Street Theatre.
A life-long lover of the Great American Songbook, Elizabeth also performs popular standards and showtunes, having performed since early childhood in American musicals before discovering opera.
Elizabeth has performed with many young artist programs including Sherrill Milnes and Friends’ V.O.I.C.Experience at Disneyworld and at New York’s legendary Players Club, AIMS in Austria, Intermezzo in Belgium, and Nico and Carol Castel’s New York Opera Studio at Vassar. A Deisenroth Performance Scholar at Augustana College in Rock Island, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in piano and voice, followed by a Master of Music summa cum laude in voice performance at Westminster Choir College in Princeton.
“Beautiful, statuesque Elizabeth Treat was a sassy Susanna, with an unusual voice that melded stratospheric Queen-of-the-Night acuti onto a powerful, almost contralto bottom register.”
“The Rosina of Elizabeth Treat was pert without being precious, using her bright, agile soprano with confident flair. She had fine chemistry both with her ardent suitor and with the charming Figaro.”
“Elizabeth Treat was an accomplished Susanna…handling the high flying coloratura passages with ease.”
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“Elizabeth Treat’s chambermaid, Adele, was vocally adept with all of the requisite coloratura and high notes firmly in place.”