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Elizabeth singing with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Critically acclaimed as “a lively and feisty romantic lead, with a voice that soars”, Elizabeth Hillebrand’s bright, clean vocal lines and empathic characterizations have graced operatic and concert stages worldwide.
Ms. Hillebrand began her professional career with the role of Adele in Opera New York’s modernized version of
Tales from the Manhattan Woods
. This role earned her critical acclaim in The New Yorker as “a stand out”. In 2004 Elizabeth entered the world of operetta. She portrayed several leading ingénues with America’s preeminent professional Gilbert and Sullivan ensemble, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP). With NYGASP, Elizabeth performed Josephine (
) at New York’s City Center, Rose Maybud (
) at Symphony Space and Phyllis (
) in Buxton, England at the 11
Annual Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. In England she won the hearts and minds of the audience for whom this witty, mad-cap, musical romp was intended.
Elizabeth has performed with several regional companies in New York City. She portrayed Despina (
Cosě fan Tutte
), Miss Silberklang (
), Belinda (
Dido and Aeneas
), and Laurie (
The Tender Land
) with the Bronx Opera; Lauretta (
) with Rockland Opera; Aminta (
Il Re Pastore
- Mozart) and Apollo (
Il Parnaso Confuso
– Gluck) with Ridotto Concert Series; and Susanna (
Le Nozze di Figaro
) with Eastern Festival Opera.
On the concert stage Elizabeth is a frequent soloist with The Collegiate Chorale under the critically acclaimed direction of conductor, Robert Bass. Most notable was her appearance at Carnegie Hall with Bryn Terfel in Mendelssohn’s
. Other oratorio and solo concert engagements have showcased Elizabeth at some of New York’s most prestigious venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Julliard Concert Hall, and on international stages in Switzerland and Israel.
Ms. Hillebrand holds double degrees in Voice Performance and Biology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, her home state. She went on to pursue private vocal studies in New York City with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Elaine Bonazzi while earning a master’s degree from Stony Brook University.
What are people saying about Elizabeth?
"[Elizabeth] Hillebrand is a talented young soprano. She is buoyant, and has great energy and charm -- on and offstage. Her voice is clear and bright and she is an excellent actress and fine musician. Her repertoire is lyric/soubrette: roles such as Susanna, Norina, Anchen, etc. I recommend her with pleasure."
New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera
more than 25 recordings on Columbia, CRI and Vox Candide labels
amazing voice teacher
"A voice that could lead thousands into love and war. Elizabeth's voice
cracks open emotions and melts the heart. The balance between her powerful
technique and graceful style is a rare find. Indeed Elizabeth is a rare
find. Anyone to hear her perform is plain lucky."
Academy of Muse [501c]
"Ms. Hillebrand was a great asset to our production in many ways. She has an excellent lyric soprano voice and has a vivacious stage presence which, when combined with her superior musicianship, intellect and sensitivity, makes her performance a most endearing one. In addition she is a reliable, supportive and friendly colleague. We look forward to the possibility of working with her again in the future.
Thank you very much for any consideration you can give to this talented performer."
Artistic Director, Founder
The Bronx Opera Company