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Elizabeth began playing the violin and piano at an early age, completing her Grade 8 violin exam at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto by the time she was eleven. The viola also interested her, and at the age of twelve she was accepted into the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra as a violist. She had the privilege of learning from exceptional musicians including conductors Victor Feldbrill, Sir Andrew Davis, David Zafer and Joaquin Valdepenas.

 

Eventually, Elizabeth discovered the world of opera and singing, and has been fascinated ever since. She had the opportunity to participate in the opera program Centre for Opera Studies in Italy in the summer of 2017. In the town of Sulmona, she debuted as 'Suora Infermiera' in Puccini's Suor Angelica, and as chorus member in Donizetti's L'elisir d'more.

 

Elizabeth received a scholarship from the University of Toronto to attend another summer program in 2018: The Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival. There, she had her theatre debut as 'Varvara' in Janáček's Katya Kabanova in the Oskar Nedbal Theatre of Tábor, Czech Republic. Her debut in a full opera production came two weeks later in the historic Estates Theatre in Prague, as 'Cherubino' in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, under the direction of Gayle Shay, conducted by John Nardolillo. Elizabeth ended the summer in Vilémov, with a ten day masterclass 'Carmen Project' with celebrated soprano Gabriela Benáčková, studying 'Michaela' from Bizet's Carmen. She had daily coachings with Slovak National Theatre Conductor, Branko Ladič.

 

Recent performances have included 'Margot' in a concert production of Lehar's The Merry Widow. Elizabeth is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto in the studio of Dr. Darryl Edwards.

Elizabeth Legierski