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Biography

Elizabeth Legierski is a Czech-Canadian soprano and composer, based in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a recent alumna of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where she studied with Dr. Darryl Edwards.

 

She had her European debut at the North Bohemian Theatre of Opera and Ballet, as 1st Wood-sprite in Dvořák’s Rusalka in April, 2022.

Elizabeth was a finalist in the Jacques Offenbach Grand Prix 2022, in Bad Ems, Germany. 

In 2021, Elizabeth created the role of Pasiphae in the world premiere of Norbert Palej’s opera, The Art of Love.

Other world premieres include art songs Matthew Emery’s My heart is heavy, Emanuele D’Onofrio’s Japonica, and Evan Tanovich’s Letter of Laura Secord 1841 for soprano and string orchestra.

Recent performances include Benefit Concert for Ukraine: Jelena Nosková and her guests, and The John Beckwith Songbook (Stacey), a virtual concert hosted by Confluence Concerts.

Elizabeth debuted as Suora Infermiera in Puccini's Suor Angelica in the summer of 2017 at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. There she also performed as a chorus member in Donizetti's L'elisir d'more, In 2018, she attended The Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival. She sang Varvara in Janáček's Katya Kabanova in the Oskar Nedbal Theatre of Tábor, Czech Republic. She was Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, performed in the historic Estates Theatre in Prague, under the direction of Gayle Shay, conducted by John Nardolillo.

Elizabeth has started a short documentary series on YouTube, Accolade. Its aim is to bring attention to composers who have been left out of the history textbooks, and will hopefully inspire other researchers and musicians to further discovery and performance. She has a passion for researching and discovering music – whether newly composed or recently re-discovered.