Soprano Elizabeth Atherton

Elizabeth Atherton


‘Startling, inventive and compelling’ (The Independent), Elizabeth Atherton is equally at home on the opera stage or the concert platform. Her versatility as a musician and as an actress means that she has sung roles ranging from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart through to Verdi, Bizet and Britten, and she had the roles of Eurydice in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s opera The Corridor and Medea The Cure created for her to considerable critical acclaim. In concert, Elizabeth appears frequently with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and other highlights include performances with the BBC Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestre de Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic, The Sixteen and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Recent and upcoming engagements include Thomas Adès’ new opera The Exterminating Angel at the ROH, song recitals with Roger Vignoles, a recording of Stravinsky Cantata with the SCO and a reprise of the roles of Eurydice and Medea for the Holland Festival.