"Novella commanded a richly-colored soprano, breaking hearts in her portrayal of Antonia"
British-American Soprano Elizabeth Novella will cover the roles of Leïla in Les Pecheurs des perles and Marie in La Fille du Regiment with Sarasota Opera in the spring of 2022. In the Winter of 2020, she performed both Giannetta in L'Elisir d'Amore and Musetta (cover) in La Bohème "with a rich voice and fine comic timing", as Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera. Ms. Novella was Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann with the Aspen Music Festival, for which the press hailed, "Novella dazzled with rich sound and impressive intensity".
Comfortable in traditional and contemporary repertoire alike, Ms. Novella performed the role of Maia in the first fully-staged production of Theofanidis' The Cows of Apollo. She also covered the role of Peg in Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players with Little Opera Theatre of New York. Ms. Novella is a native New Yorker and is currently based in Manhattan.