Soprano Elizabeth Baldwin has been praised as “ferociously talented” by the San Francisco Examiner. Coming engagements include her role and house debut at Municipal de Santiago Opera Nacional de Chile in the title role of Norma.
Her recent engagements include Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute, Verdi’s Macbeth in the role of Lady Macbeth with both the Opera Company of Middlebury and NYC’s Loft Opera, as well as her debut with Dallas Opera in its concert entitled “Verdi & Co,” featuring scenes from Rigoletto, La Traviata and Aïda. Other recent highlights include her return to Chautauqua Opera as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the title role of Puccini’s Tosca with Opera San Jose, Kentucky Opera and the Boston Youth Symphony. She also sang in the title role in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with the Boston Youth Symphony, and she joined with the San Francisco Symphony to cover the role of Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes, a role which she had sung previously at Chautauqua Opera. Other notable performances include Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Opera San Jose, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen at Arbor Opera, Clotilde in Bellini’s Norma with Portland SummerFest’s Opera in the Park series and Viclinda in Verdi’s I Lombardi, with The Opera Orchestra of New York at Avery Fisher Hall.
As a member of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, she covered the role of Arminda in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, performed excerpts from Boito’s Mefistofele and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Schwabacher Summer Concert and performed excerpts from Verdi’s Il Corsaro and Puccini’s La Rondine on the Merola Grand Finale Concert.
On the concert stage, Ms. Baldwin has performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Akron Symphony, Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, John William’s Seven For Luck, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with The Boston University Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and a gala concert with Toledo Opera. As an active recitalist, Ms. Baldwin has been presented in recitals both at the Ravinia Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Ms. Baldwin was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Grand Prize winner in the Sullivan Foundation Competition and the Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition; First Prize winner in the National Orpheus Vocal Competition, The National Opera Association Competition, The Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition and the Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition. She has also been awarded numerous grants from operatic organizations including the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation and the Schulyer Foundation for Career Bridges.