Called a "dynamic" performer by the Baltimore Sun, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Kerstein is recognized for her riveting stage presence and a musical sophistication beyond her years. Elizabeth spent summers 2014 and 2015 on scholarship at SongFest, Los Angeles' esteemed art song festival. Her operatic repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary; favorite roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Nancy (Albert Herring), and The Lady With A Hatbox (Postcard From Morocco). From 2012-2015, she was a proud member of the Lyric Opera Baltimore and Baltimore Concert Opera choruses. Elizabeth recently returned to her native Los Angeles after studying at the Peabody Conservatory (MM) and St. Olaf College (BM). In October 2015 she was a winner in the Young Musicians Foundation Los Angeles scholarship competition. Elizabeth is a recipient of Peabody Graduate Assistantships in Voice and Humanities and two Peabody Career Grants. She studies with Susanne Mentzer.
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