Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Lewis is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), where she received a Bachelor of
Music, majoring in classical voice, and then a Master of Music Studies in 2010.
Elizabeth has performed extensively in Australia including performances with The
Bangalow Festival, Opera in the Paddock (Opera Australia/Opera North), Queensland Pops Orchestra and as a member of the Opera Queensland Chorus. Most recently she was a member of the Opera Q Studio (previously Opera Queensland Young Artist Program). While in the program she was a principal in their world premier work Abandon as part of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2013. This year Elizabeth will release her debut album Facets of Love on the Master Performers label.
In 2009, Elizabeth received the Bel Canto Institute Scholarship, and subsequently travelled to Florence, Italy where she performed at two Bel Canto Institute showcase concerts. Elizabeth has received several other high profile awards and scholarships, including the Dame Joan Sutherland Award Audition Encouragement Award (Noosa Federation for the Arts) and the South East Aria Competition Encouragement Award. While studying at QCGU, she received the Elizabeth Muir Scholarship, Linda Edith Allen Scholarship and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Scholarship in both 2011 and 2012. She was also runner-up in the 88th Herald Sun Aria Competition 2012 and the Barry Alexander International Voice Competition in New York 2012.
In 2014, Elizabeth will the join the Victorian Opera Developing Artist Program and commence her Master of Music (Opera Performance) at the University of Melbourne. She will also reprise her role in Abandon with Opera Q at the World Theatre Festival in Brisbane. In October of 2014 she join once again with QPO for their final show of the year Best of British.