Elizabeth Polese


Member of the Detroit Opera Resident Artist Program

Canadian soprano Elizabeth Polese has been praised as “powerful and engaging” by The Globe and Mail, with “power to spare” by Opera Canada. She has recently been a young artist with Atelier Lyrique (Opéra de Montréal), Tanglewood Music Center, Highlands Opera Studio, and the winner of the Sullivan Foundation Gail Robinson Award for Soprano and Hynatyshyn Developing Artist Award for Classical Voice. This season, she has appeared as Papagena in Barrie Kosky’s Die Zauberflöte (Opéra de Montréal). She goes on to sing Queen Isabel in the North American premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence (Tanglewood), and in a chamber music recital with Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy at Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig, Germany. During the 2022-2023 season, she will also appear in concert with Orchestre Classique de Montréal and as Nuria in Ainadamar with Opéra de Montréal. Originally from Toronto, Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of Toronto and calls Montréal her home.


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