Soprano Elisabeth Marshall has been praised for her “admirably flexible, gilt-edged voice” of “resonance and beauty” and “radiant sheen”, particularly in the works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. A 2016 finalist in The American Prize Friedrich and Victoria Schorr Award in Art Song and Oratorio, she was awarded their Special Citation for “Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800”.
In 2015 Ms. Marshall made her Chicago Symphony Center debut in Handel’s Messiah (Apollo Chorus), which she has also sung with the Cincinnati Symphony, at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago, and in Hailsham, England.
Ms. Marshall has performed the music of J.S. Bach extensively, including his B minor Mass, with the Chorus pro Musica of Boston, Maine Music Society, and in 2018 with the Choral Art Society of Maine; Mattäuspassion at the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling, and numerous cantatas with the White Mountain Bach Festival in North Conway, New Hampshire. She is also often in demand as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor, which she has sung with several ensembles across the Eastern United States. Other notable engagements include Mozart's Requiem (Rochester Cathedral, England); Carmina Burana in Portland, Maine; and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with the Indianapolis Symphony under CBE Raymond Leppard.
On the opera stage she has been praised for her “precision” and “technical skill” as the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) in London with the Merry Opera Company, and has also appeared as Frasquita (Carmen) with Bay Chamber Concerts at Maine's historic Camden Opera House, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Rosabella (The Most Happy Fella) under Constantine Kitsopoulos with IU Opera Theater, Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto) at the HMT-Leipzig, and Lauretta in Bizet’s Dr. Miracle with OperaMaine.
A dedicated advocate of new music, Ms. Marshall is a regular artist with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and is featured on their 2015 debut studio album “New Voices” (Roven Records) in James Kallembach’s Four Romantic Songs, her delivery of which OPERA NEWS hailed as “radiant” and “sensuous”. In 2016 she joined the Lorelei Ensemble in the U.S. premiere of George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song at the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, under the baton of Stefan Asbury. In the summer of 2017 she was a Professional Fellow at SongFest in Los Angeles, performing works of Libby Larsen and Scott Wheeler, among others.
Ms. Marshall performs regularly with several professional choral ensembles including the Handel & Haydn Society, Lorelei Ensemble, and the Oregon Bach Festival, and previously the Wexford Festival Opera, London Philharmonia Chorus, and Carmel Bach Festival, working with conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Helmuth Rilling, Matthew Halls, Leonard Slatkin, Masaaki Suzuki, and Craig Hella Johnson.
A Fulbright grant recipient to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany, she sang for many years with Helmuth Rilling through the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, and later La Academia de Bach in Chile. Ms. Marshall holds a Doctorate in Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where her principal teacher was Carol Vaness, and has also coached with Roger Vignoles, Martin Katz, Håkan Hagagård, Delores Ziegler, Charles Riecker, and Suzanne Murphy. In 2017 Ms. Marshall joins the faculty at the Ithaca College School of Music as Assistant Professor of Voice, and formerly served as Artist Faculty at the University of Southern Maine School of Music, the Portland Conservatory of Music, and has maintained a private voice studio since 2001.
For details about Elisabeth Marshall visit www.elisabethmarshall.com .