Elizabeth Wiles as Rosina, Saarländisches Staatstheater
Photo by Roger Paulet




Biography

American lyric soprano Elizabeth Wiles hails originally from Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, and completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Between university terms she participated in the Merola Apprentice Program in San Francisco, followed by a 30-city tour of Carmen—alternating the roles of Micaela and Frasquita—under the auspices of Western Opera Theatre, an outreach of the San Francisco Opera Company.

From 2003 to 2016, she was in residence at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany, undertaking a wide variety of roles, including Rosina, Gilda, Lucia, Musetta, Pamina, Susanna, Dido, Gretel, Zdenka, Zerlina, and Marzelline. Other noteworthy roles: Poppea in Agrippina (for which she was awarded the Staatstheater’s Sponsor Club Prize), Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Meroe in Alessandro Scarlatti’s Il Tigrane, and the title role in Franz Schubert’s Sakontala (which earned her a nomination by the German magazine Opernwelt for outstanding young artist of the year). An exhaustive repertoire listing may be found in the chart below.

Often sought as a soloist for concerts and recitals, many of them broadcast live by Saarland Radio, Ms. Wiles has lent her voice to a number of chamber music concerts, including a rendition of the Wesendonck Lieder of Richard Wagner, and several lieder evenings at the invitation of the Richard Wagner Associations of Saarbrücken and Trier. She also has been a repeat soloist at the Christmas concerts of the Trierer Sängerknaben, and a regular participant in the concerts sponsored by the Basilica of St. Johann, Saarbrücken, serving as soprano soloist in the St. Mark Passion of J. S. Bach, the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, and the Christmas Oratorio of Saint-Saëns.

At present Elizabeth is enjoying a flurry of freelance engagements in a variety of operatic roles and concert performances at diverse venues. She also pursues an avocation in tutoring young singers.

Contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

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Repertoire

OPERAS, OPERETTAS, MUSICALS

RoleWorkComposerLatest
Year
EuridikeOrpheus in der UnterweltOffenbach2017
GretelHänsel und GretelHumperdinck2017
MimiLa BohémePuccini2017-18
PaminaDie ZauberflöteMozart2017
AgatheDer FreischützWeber2016-17
The GovernessThe Turn of the ScrewBritten2016
NannettaFalstaffVerdi2016
Ellen OrfordPeter GrimesBritten2016
Donna AnnaDon GiovanniMozart2015
OscarUn Ballo in MascheraVerdi2015
LuciaLucia di LammermoorDonizetti2014-15
SophieWertherMassenet2014-15
SandrinaLa Finta GiardinieraMozart2014
AdeleDie FledermausJ. Strauss2013-14
GildaRigolettoVerdi2013
SopranoPetite Messe Solennelle (staged)Rossini2013
GiuliettaI Capuleti e i MontecchiBellini2012
NaiadAriadne auf NaxosR. Strauss2012
LiuTurandotPuccini2011
MarzellineFidelioBeethoven2011
ClorindeLa CenerentolaRossini2011
AstreePhaetonLully2011
DidoDido and AeneasPurcell2010
SakontalaSakontalaSchubert2010
SusannaLe Nozze di FigaroMozart2009-10
MeroeIl TigraneA. Scarlatti2009
RosinaIl Barbiere di SivigliaRossini2009
PoppeaAgrippinaHandel2008
LisaJekyll and HydeFrank Wildhorn2008
ValencienneDie Lustige WitweF. Lehár2008
FrasquitaCarmenBizet2008
GretchenDer WildschützA. Lortzing2007
Bessie WorthingtonDie Blume von HawaiiPaul Abraham 2006-07
Die VertrauteElektraR. Strauss2006
MusettaLa BohèmePuccini2006
WoglindeDas RheingoldR. Wagner2006
ZerlinaDon GiovanniMozart2006
TebaldoDon CarloVerdi 2005-06
Euridike/DianaOrpheus in der UnterweltOffenbach2005
ZdenkaArabellaR. Strauss2005
InesIl TrovatoreVerdi2004
Masha/ChlöePique DameTchaikovsky2004
Füchslein SchlaukopfDas Schlaue FüchsleinJanáĉek 2003-04
Prima DonnaViva la MammaDonizetti2003-04
OlympiaLes Contes d’HoffmannOffenbach2003
CosetteLes MisérablesC. Schönberg2003
SuzelL’Amico FritzMascagni2000†
†Student Production

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CONCERTS & RECITALS

WorkHostYear
Mozart RequiemLuxembourg Philharmonie 2017
Mozart Mass in C MinorCathedral of Saint Stephen, Metz 2017
New Year’s Gala ConcertKreisSymphonieOrchester, Saarlouis 2014
Saint-Saens, Christmas OratorioRichard Wagner Association, Trier2014
Beethoven, Ninth SymphonyTokyo Philharmonic Orchestra 2014
Orff, Carmina BuranaNiiza Philharmonie Chorus, Tokyo 2014
Operetta GalaLebach, Saarland2013
Haydn, The SeasonsDillingen, Saarland2013
Orff, Carmina BuranaBrandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Neuruppin, Brandenburg
2013
Operetta Gala
“Lieber Reich aber Glücklich”
Saarländisches Staatstheater 2012
Open Air Concert "Festa Italiana"Homburger Kammerorchester 2012
Handel, MessiahStaatsorchester Saarbrücken2012
Open Air Concert "Festa Italiana"Homburger Kammerorchester 2011
Mozart Mass in C MinorRheinische Philharmonie2011
Cesar Franck LiederFestsaal Saarbrücken2011
Haydn, Stabat MaterSt. Ingbert, Saarland2011
Schumann, Brahms, SchönbergRichard Wagner Society, Saarbrücken2008
Reimann, MignonSaarland Radio Live Broadcast2008
Henze, Being BeauteousSaarland Radio Live Broadcast 2008
Nordische LiederabendMusikfestspiele Saar2007
Kunzen, Die AuferstehungMusikfestspiele Saar2007
Pergolesi, Stabat MaterSaarländisches Staatstheater2007
Mozart RequiemSaarländisches Staatstheater2006
Mendelssohn, Lobgesang SymphonySaarländisches Staatstheater2004
Cantatas: Vivaldi, StrozziSaarländisches Staatstheater2004