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Elizabeth Zharoff

  • Soprano

Biography

In the current season, Elizabeth Zharoff debuted with Opera Company of Philadelphia as Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in the same production which took her to Treviso, Italy the previous season. At Curtis Opera Theater, she was heard as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust and will sing the world premiere of a new chamber piece, written for her by Richard Danielpour.  Next season, Elizabeth Zharoff joins the Dresden Semperoper, where she will be heard as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Violetta in La traviata, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Zerlin in Don Giovanni.  She will also be heard in productions of Tosca, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Carlo, and Der Rosenkavalier.  In the Spring of 2013, Elizabeth Zharoff returns to Opera Company of Philadelphia as Pamina in a new production.  Future engagements include continued debuts in the United States and Europe.

Elizabeth Zharoff’s most recent roles include the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen, Amina in La sonnambula, Cleopatra in Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress with Curtis Opera Theater. She has also performed Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Oberlin Opera Theater, and Anna Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene.

On the concert stage, Ms. Zharoff has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis & the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Yakima Symphony, Lake Chelan Bach Festival, and Van Cliburn Foundation and made her Carnegie Hall debut in January 2009, as a featured soloist in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition Winners’ Recital. The soprano was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has won numerous competitions, including the Palm Beach Opera competition, Akron Tuesday Musical Association Voice Competition, and the Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition.