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Classical Musicians of African Descent

Elizabeth Llewellyn, soprano

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Frances Marshall
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Specialising in the Italian repertoire, Elizabeth’s roles include Puccini and Verdi – Madama Butterfly, Magda La Rondine, Giorgetta Il  Tabarro, Tosca, Suor Angelica; Aida, Luisa Miller, and Amelia Simon Boccanegra for which Elizabeth was nominated for “Singer of the Year 2013” in OpernWelt. In 2014, she also made her Wagner debut as Elsa Lohengrin in Germany.

Elizabeth also is a sought-after soprano on the concert stage. Recent concert appearances have included Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Sir Mark Elder, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Elgar’s Caractacus and Vaughan Williams’ A Sea  Symphony with Martyn Brabbins (both recorded for Hyperion), and a live performance of Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder on BBC Radio 3 with Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

In 2020, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Bess in Porgy and Bess

More information can be found on her website