American soprano Elizabeth Baldwin has been praised as being “ferociously talented” by the San Francisco Examiner and “mesmerizingly vulnerable” by the New York Times. This season’s engagements include Ms. Baldwin's return to Anchorage Opera to sing the title role of Tosca, a Guest Artist Recital performing with Howard Watkins and role debut as Marguerite in Faust with the Savannah VOICE Festival, a debut with the Vista Philharmonic Orchestra at the Groton Hill Music Center performing Dvorak’s Te Deum and Boyer’s On Music’s Wings, debuting the role of Magda in Menotti’s The Consul with Angels Vocal Arts in L.A., and a debut with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra singing Verdi’s Requiem.
Ms. Baldwin's recent engagements include Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute; the title role of Norma with the Municipal de Santiago Opera Nacional de Chile; Eva Crowley in Jack Perla’s An American Dream with Anchorage Opera; Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the Miami Music Festival's Wagner Institute; and Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth with both the Opera Company of Middlebury and NYC's Loft Opera. Other highlights include: Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Chautauqua Opera; the title role of Puccini’s Tosca with Opera San Jose, Kentucky Opera, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Houston’s Opera in the Heights and the Boston Youth Symphony; the title role in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh; the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Project Columbus; Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with the Boston Youth Symphony; and Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes with Chautauqua Opera, a role she later covered with the San Francisco Symphony.
On the concert stage, Ms. Baldwin has been heard recently in Verdi's Requiem with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (a work she later covered with the San Diego Symphony); Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Akron Symphony, Sarasota Symphony Orchestra, and Gulf Coast Symphony; Handel's Messiah with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra; and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. She made her debut with the Dallas Opera in their concert series entitled Verdi & Company, gave a NATS Texoma Conference Recital at Texas A&M University, and performed an all Wagner concert with the Wagner Society of Washington DC. She was also honored to return to her home state as a special guest artist with Toledo Opera on their annual gala concert. An active recitalist with a deep passion for lieder, Ms. Baldwin's most recent collaborations include recitals with the Ravinia Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Ms. Baldwin was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Grand Prize winner in the Sullivan Foundation Competition and the Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition; First Prize winner in the National Orpheus Vocal Competition, The National Opera Association Competition, The Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition and the Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition. She has also been awarded grants from operatic organizations including the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation, Stella Maris International Competition (on board the MS Europa), Tanglewood Music Center, and the Schulyer Foundation for Career Bridges. She is the Sherill Milnes Opera Award winner at the American Traditions Voice Competition.
STRENGTH AND MAJESTY
"[Elizabeth Baldwin] sang with strength and majesty... Hers is a big voice, too, one that had no difficulty trading those athletic passages of erotic promise with Armstrong, and which demonstrated that she, too, could go the distance for a full Walküre if an enterprising house wants to put one on. Baldwin has a voice of substantial weight that is smooth through all its registers, which is what Wagner singing needs to be effective over the long haul."