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Elizabeth Pilon, 26, is a soubrette coloratura soprano working in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Since 2016, she has been a member of Theater Hagen where she has appeared as Seppl in The Cunning Little Vixen, Venus in Frau Luna, and Tatyana in Tschick, as well as in the opera chorus. In 2018, Elizabeth appeared as Meg Weathers in the European premiere of Everest by Joby Talbot. In the 2018-2019 season Elizabeth appeared as Pauline in Offenbach’s Pariser Leben, Biondella in Kiss Me, Kate, First Elf in Rusalka, and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas. In the 2019-2020 season, Elizabeth will return to the role of Meg Weathers in Everest, and perform as Chava in Fiddler on the Roof.
Versatile as a performer, Elizabeth enjoys singing liturgical as well as operatic repertoire. Elizabeth has also performed as soprano soloist in Bach’s cantata “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen“ (BWV 51), and Mozart’s Coronation Mass in churches in Dortmund and Cologne.
In 2018, Elizabeth debuted new music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations” in a chamber ensemble performing with the Ballet of Theater Hagen under the direction of choreographer Bobby Briscoe. Elizabeth was also a musical highlight in the Rolls Royce Fashion Show “Aquair,” where she not only sang, but also modeled a hand-made gown by designer Carlo Schneeweis.
Elizabeth studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under Professor Kathryn Cowdrick. After graduating with honors, Elizabeth moved to Cologne, Germany, with a scholarship to study and teach at the University of Cologne and began working as a soprano at Theater Hagen, where she begins her fourth season in Fall 2019. In July of 2019 Elizabeth graduated with a Masters degree in Music from the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, where she studied with Professor Rachel Robins. Elizabeth has performed in master classes with Dalton Baldwin, Edward Berkeley, Anthony Dean Griffey, Lorraine Nubar, and Robert Spano. In 2015 and 2016, she sang at the Aspen Opera Theater Center, where she covered the roles of Mozart in Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk’s The Classical Style, and Muffin in William Bolcom’s A Wedding.