Elizabeth Sutphen, who graduated from the renowned Juilliard School in New York, was a member of Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio from 2016 – 2018, during which time this American coloratura soprano's roles included Lisa (La sonnambula), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and Romilda (in this production of Xerxes), The Blessed Virgin and Tiny in new productions of Honegger's Jeanne d'arc au bûcher and Britten's Paul Bunyan. She returned in 2018 to sing Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, a role she sang at Kentucky Opera. She was heard here again last season as Lisetta in a new production of Rossini's La Gazzetta and now you have the chance to hear her as Atalanta in Xerxes. She recently sang Gilda (Rigoletto) at Houston Grand Opera, where she made her debut in the world premiere of Tarik O'Regan's The Phoenix. Elizabeth Sutphen sang her first Sophies (Der Rosenkavalier) at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival. Other recent engagements have included Bianca (La rondine) at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) with the Albany Symphony, Frasquita (Carmen) at the Aspen Opera Theatre and concerts with the Orchestre National de Lille and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.