English soprano Elizabeth Karani is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio, London. She trained on the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course under Susan McCulloch and received a Master of Music with distinction and was awarded a Concert Recital Diploma for her final recital. Elizabeth also studied under Susan Roper at the Royal Northern College of Music and received a BMus (Hons) with distinction.
Elizabeth has won several awards, including the Elizabeth Harwood Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award, the Elsie Thurston Prize, the Harold Rosenthal Prize and a Kathleen Ferrier Young Singer’s Award. She was a 2015 Les Azuriales Finalist and a 2016 Joaninha Award Finalist. She is a current Park Lane Group Young Artist, a Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist and an Equilibrium Young Artist. Elizabeth has made her concert debuts at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Hall, the Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Westminster Abbey, the Xi’an Concert Hall (China), Musique Cordiale (Provence) and at La Folle Journée (Nantes).
Roles include Nanna/Thora The Monstrous Child (The Royal Opera, Covent Garden), Tatyana Eugene Onegin (Mid Wales Opera), Cino Teuzzone (La Serenissima, Venice) Musetta La Bohème (Opera Holland Park, Christine Collins Young Artist), Jano Jenufa (Longborough Festival Opera), Lauretta Gianni Schicchi (Festival Azuriales, London), Jay and cover Cock The Cunning Little Vixen, cover Marzelline Fidelio (Garsington Opera), Director Greenland (GSMD/ROH2/Budapest), Resi Intermezzo, Angel Jephtha, cover Maiden The Maiden in the Tower (Buxton International Festival), Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Berta Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Diva Opera), Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh), Tartagliona The Little Green Swallow, cover Little Moon/Soprano Actor A Night at the Chinese Opera (British Youth Opera), Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, the UK Premiere of Martinu's Alexandre Bis as Armande, Eleonora Le Donne Curiose, cover Miranda The Dancing Master (GSMD), Atalanta Serse, Frasquita Carmen, Orestes La Belle Hélène, Bat L’enfant et les Sortileges (RNCM), Micaela Carmen (MJ:UK), Mademoiselle Silberklang Der Schauspieldirektor, Lucy The Telephone, Serpina La Serva Padrona (The Opera Box) and Suor Genovieffa Suor Angelica (Teatro Verdi, Montecatini).
At the National Opera Studio, Elizabeth's core roles were Adina L'elisir d'amore and Governess The Turn of the Screw. Also for the National Opera Studio, Elizabeth sang the roles of Karl in Joanna Marsh's My Beautiful Camel, Masha in Elena Langer's Four Sisters and Mother in Errollyn Wallen's Sabina at Wilton's Music Hall.
The 18/19 Season sees many exciting projects including her Royal Opera debut, her English National Opera and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre debuts as Gretel Hansel and Gretel, her West Green House Opera debut as Isabella L'Inganno Felice and a return to the Buxton International Festival as Rutilia Lucio Papirio Dittatore. Elizabeth will also sing the soprano solo's in Mozart's Requiem under the baton of Barbara Hannigan with the Münchner Philharmoniker at The Gasteig, Munich. The 19/20 and 20/21 Seasons see her debuts with Welsh National Opera and Opera North, returns to English National Opera and Opera Holland Park and her debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Philharmonie de Paris.