Elisabetta Martorana was born in Sicily where she studied piano and classical dance. She attended The Conservatory at Caltanissetta and then in Rome the masterclasses of Iolanda Magnoni and Egisto Macchi as well as the bel canto and chamber music of Lucia de Laurentiis; later on she studied with Arrigo Pola, Paolo Washington, Raina Kabaivanska and Sherman Lowe; she also attended the Accademia Lirica Mantovana with Katia Ricciarelli and the Accademia of Osimo with Sergio Segalini. She attended theatre master classes of Lucia Poli; she successflly sang at the As.Li.Co, Belli and Adami Corradetti competitions and she won the G.B.Velluti competition.
She debuted in Bari in Bohème, the opera she performed also at Teatro La Fenice, conducted by Marcello Viotti. Her repertory ranges from Mozart (Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Nozze di Figaro) to the nineteenth-century repertory (Aida, Nabucco, Werther, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana) and to the twentieth century with works by Wolf-Ferrari (Rosaura in La Vedova Scaltra), Nino Rota (Rablesiana and La Scuola di guida) for the Biennale di Venezia, Wagner (Parsifal) as well as F. Lehar.
She has been invited by numerous Theatres among which Teatro Regio in Turin, Massimo in Palermo, La Fenice in Venezia, Filarmonico in Verona, Comunale in Bologna, Bregenzer Festspiele. She has worked with conductors such as Chung, Maazel, Guingal, Viotti, Bartoletti, Benini, Rizzi, Ötvos, Manacorda and directors such as Pizzi, Carsen, Krief, Sepe, Marini, Olmi, Kramer, Vick, Michieletto. Recently she was a successful Carmen.