The young Swedish-Swiss soprano Elisabeth Meyer has this season appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and will next season sing the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte on the same stage. She will this summer also participate in the Drottningholm Court Theatre jubilee production The Rococo Machine. Last season she was a guest at Folkoperan in Stockholm where she was seen in the roles of Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She also appeared as Pamina at the Royal Swedish Opera and as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Gothenburg Opera.
In the summer of 2014 Elisabeth sang Arbate in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto at the Drottningholm Court Theatre. Earlier seasons include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Opera Hedeland and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte both at the Royal Swedish Opera and the Malmö Opera, Adèle in Die Fledermaus at the Royal Swedish Opera as well as the title role in J.M. Kraus’ Proserpin at Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci. Among her early opera engagements are Ginerva in Händel’s Ariodante at Drottningholm and Lizzy in Daniel Nelson’s Pride and Prejudice at the Vadstena Academy.
Elisabeth Meyer studied at the Royal College of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm where she graduated in 2010. She continued at the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam and in the season 2011/2012 she was a member of the Internationales Opernstudio at the Opernhaus Zürich.
During her studies Elisabeth performed complete roles such as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Choryphée in Rossini’s Le Compte Ory, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummernight’s Dream, Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Créuse in Charpentier’s Medée.
Elisabeth Meyer’s many concert performances include Bach’s Jauchzet Gott, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St Matthew and St John's Passion and Mass in B minor, Britten’s Les Illuminations, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Die Jahreszeiten, Kleine Orgelmesse and Missa Brevis in F, Händel’s Messiah and Solomon, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Hear my prayer and Salve Regina, Rheinberger’s Der Stern von Betlehem, Rutter’s Magnificat, Schubert and D. Scarlatti’s Salve Regina, Saint Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and L-E Larsson's God in disguise.
Elisabeth received a number of scholarships, including the renowned Swiss Student Singing Award in 2008 and the Special Soloist-Prize 2010, both by Migros-Kulturprozent. She was awarded the Swedish Christina Nilsson-Scholarship in 2009, the Martin Öhman-Scholarship in 2011, and recently the Richard Brodin scholarship from the Royal Opera in Stockholm 2013.