American soprano Elizabeth Futral is one of today’s leading lyric coloratura sopranos. During the summer of 2012, she sang the title role of Saariaho’s Émilie for Lincoln Center Festival and performed the role of Marian Paroo in The Music Man at Glimmerglass Opera, which traveled to the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman) this fall. This season she returns to the Lyric Opera of
Chicago as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème, sings the role of Hester Prynne in the world premiere of Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter with Opera Colorado, performs Stephen Paulus’s To Be Certain of the Dawn with the Grand Rapids Symphony, and performs Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen and Non sa che sia dolore with the Washington Bach Consort.
Ms. Futral has appeared with the world’s greatest opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, where she made her debut in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Lyric
Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and the Bavarian Staatsoper. Ms. Futral made her New York Philharmonic debut in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, under Zubin Mehta in February 2000. She most recently appeared with the Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah led by Sir Neville Marriner in December 2002. Ms. Futral has also performed with the Chicago, London, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, Minnesota Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic.
A leading interpreter of the music of today’s prominent composers, Ms. Futral has sung the world premieres of operas by André Previn and Philip Glass, vocal/orchestral works by Dominick Argento and Stephen Paulus, and Orpheus and Euridice, the cycle for soprano and clarinet by Ricky Ian Gordon, for Great Performers at Lincoln Center. Ms. Futral’s most recent recording is Colors of Feelings, featuring music of Phillip Lasser (Delos), and she appears as Elvira in Kasper Holten’s film Juan, a modern retelling of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
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