Elizavieta Agladze, mezzo-soprano
Elizaveta Agladze, mezzo-soprano, is a young Russian-American mezzo-soprano praised for her rich velvety timbre combined with vocal power, wide range and expressiveness. She made her operatic debut with the role of Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica in March 2015 with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre, and later that year performed the roles of Dritte Dame and Dritte Knabe in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Germany. This summer Elizaveta returned to Lyric Opera Studio Weimar as Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, earning herself a praise for “grandiose mastery” by Göttinger Tageblatt.
A participant of OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program (2013) and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (2015, 2016), Elizaveta has received her Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Psychology from Emory University. Elizaveta has participated in master classes by internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Damon Ploumis, Jeanette Favaro-Reuter, Ann Baltz, Margaret Singer, Kristina Driskill, Zeffin Quinn Hollis, and David Aks, among others. Ms. Agladze’s current vocal teaches and coaches include Elizabeth Bishop, Luis Ledesma, Danielle Orlando, Galina Abiyakiy and Bruce Stasyna. In recent years Elizaveta has performed at such venues as Theater Rudolstadt, Hoher Schwarm, Tiefurt Schloss, Jugend- und Kulturzentrum mon ami in Weimar (Germany), Williams Hall at Oxford, Georgia, The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia, the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, DC, University of Northridge in Los Angeles, California, and others.
In addition to her operatic career, Elizaveta holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and an M.A. degree in Organizational Sciences from Emory University and George Washington University, respectively, and enjoys teaching middle and high school students with special needs. Elizaveta is currently based in Washington, DC.