The soprano Elizabeth Reiter, who was born in Chicago, has been a member of the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since the 2013/14 season. This extremely versatile artist has enjoyed great success here with roles including Valencienne in the new production of Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow, Katja (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger) Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), the title role in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen, Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Nannetta (Falstaff), The Chosen One / St. Margaret (Debussy's La Damoiselle élue / Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), Frasquita / Mércèdes (Carmen), Ascagne (Les Troyens) and a staged production of Handel's Messiah. She adds two new roles to her repertoire in the 2018/19 season: Renee / Alice in a new production of Olga Neuwirth's Lost Highway and Humperdinck's Gretel. She will also repeat her unforgettable portrayal of Armida in Rinaldo in the Bockenheimer Depot and sing Ortlinde in Die Walküre. This young artist has sung Zerlina in Don Giovanni under James Levine at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Dragonfly (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival and appeared at other theatres including Opera Memphis, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Chicago Opera Theatre. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music and has enjoyed great success in competition, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Liederkranz Vocal Competition.
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