Elizabeth Bailey soprano
Elizabeth Bailey was born in Bristol, England. She gained a 2:i BMus degree at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London) in 2002 and continued onto a one year Post Diploma in Vocal Training. In July 2005 she completed a two year Opera Course.
Ms Bailey’s most recent operatic roles include Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) for L'Opera de Geneve, Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Elvira (L'Italiana in Algeri), and Guadalena (La Perichole) for Lausanne Opera, Wanda (La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein) at Folies lyrique, Princesse (Le chat botté) for Lausanne Opera, Fortune (Guiliver, a creation by F.Cattin), Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Opera de Baugé, Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims) in the opera houses of Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy and Toulon. Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Lausanne Opera, Rosina (La finta Semplice) and Monica (The Medium) for Fribourg Opera.
In the summer of 2006 Ms Bailey sang the roles of Crobyle (Thais) for Grange Park Opera and Ernestine (Monsieur Choufleuri). Other roles include Barbarina (The little Green Swallow, Dove), Thérese (Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Poulenc), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten) and Philine (Mignon, Thomas).
In the summer 2003 Ms Bailey worked in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Fledermaus and in 2008 she attended the Academie d’Aix-en-Provence. Her oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahm’s Requiem, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She recently performed Haydn's Nelson Mass with the prestigious choir Les Elements in Toulouse and performed Mozart concert arias in a series of Concerts with L'orchestre des pays de Savoie with conductor Nicolas Chalvin.
Ms Bailey has competed in many international competitions. Most recently in 2009, she was a finalist in the prestigious Operalia, semi-finalist in the ARD and Mirjam Helin Competitions. In 2008 she was a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and won the Jacques Stehman Audience prize. She was also a finalist in the 2008 Francisco Vinas, Geneva Competition 2007 and at the first International Competition in Strasbourg, 2007.
Ms Bailey won the “Menuhin Festival Prize” in the first Swiss International Singing Competition in Bern 2006 and she was also a finalist of the prestigious Toulouse International Singing Competition the same year. In November 2005 she won first prize Opera and second prize Melodie at the European Competition of Macon, France. Other prizes include Le Prix de Jeune Espoir at the Marmande Competition 2004 and Prix de les directeurs, Marmande 2005.
Future plans include: Elisa (Il Re Pastore, Mozart) with The Classical Opera company with whom she is an associate, the Queen of the Night in St Gallen, Switzerland, Sophie in Zimmermann's Weisse Rose and Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail.