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Elizabeth Reiter


Elizabeth Reiter
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The American soprano Elizabeth Reiter joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2013/14. During the 2023/24 season her roles include Amanda & Fiorella in new productions of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre & Offenbach's The Bandits. Last season she enjoyed great success with the title role & 1st Lady in new productions of Carl Orff'sThe Clever Woman & Die Zauberflöte, her triumphant first Tatianas in Eugene Onegin and wonderful portrayal of Asteria in Tamerlano, which was rounded off with her moving and spirited portrayal of the Vixen. In 2021/22 she added another Handel role to her repertoire: Melissa in a new production of Amadigi, sang Frasquita in Carmen and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas. She was one of the artists to appear online in concert as part of our „Opera Frankfurt at Home“ series. This versatile artist has performed many roles during her time in Frankfurt, including Armida (Rinaldo), Humperdinck's Gretel, Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Renee / Alice in Neuwirth's Lost Highway, and a Walküre. Elizabeth Reiter's guest engagements have taken her to places including the Staatstheater in Kassel, the Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen, Opera Memphis, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Chicago Opera Theatre. She sang Zerlina (Don Giovanni) under James Levine at Tanglewood Music Center and The Dragonfly (L’enfant et les sortilèges) under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival. She studied at Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music and enjoyed success at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Liederkranz Vocal Competition.

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