British-American Soprano Elizabeth Novella recently performed the role of Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the Aspen Music Festival and School, for which the press hailed: “Elizabeth Novella dazzled with rich sound and impressive intensity as Antonia” - The Aspen Times. She performed the role of Villiers’ Fiancée and covered Peg in Carlisle Floyd’s most recent opera Prince of Players with Little Opera Theatre of New York. Recent operatic roles with the Aspen Music Festival and School include Maia in the first fully staged production of Christopher Theofanidis’ The Cows of Apollo or the Invention of Music under the baton of Robert Spano for which she was praised: "there was first-rate singing from soprano Elizabeth Novella" -Opera News and covered both the High Priestess in the Festival's production of Aïda in collaboration with singers of The Metropolitan Opera, and Victoria in William Bolcom’s A Wedding. Also in Aspen, Ms. Novella performed “I want magic” in a Master Class with the legendary Renée Fleming. She was an apprentice artist with Bel Canto at Caramoor.
Other credits include Donna Elvira (cover) (Don Giovanni) with Venture Opera, Maja (Goyescas) with Bare Opera, Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel) with the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor) with New York Lyric Opera Theater, as well as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) with The Amalfi Coast Music Festival. Scene work includes Marguerite (Faust) under the baton of Patrick Summers and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, both with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, as well as Gilda (Rigoletto), Elettra (Idomeneo) and Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) with the Aspen Opera Center. Ms. Novella was also seen as and Mimì (La Bohème) with Manhattan School of Music’s Opera Ensemble.
Concert work includes Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the cellists of the New York Philharmonic and Gilda (Rigoletto) with the American Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Novella holds a M.M. in Voice from Manhattan School of Music and a B.A. in Music from Bard College.