Soprano Elizabeth Van Os is one of New York City’s most dynamic performers, making waves not only as soloist and ensemble member but also as a co-founder of the non-profit The Pleiades Project. For her efforts, opera-zine parterre noted her “striking impression,” with additional praise from Voce di Meche for her “lovely, affecting” voice and “justifiable passion.” Born Elizabeth Smith, she holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Brigham Young University in Idaho.
“Not only is the voice a lovely affecting one, but her stage presence is way beyond average.”
voce di meche
“In an arduous but brief walk-on, soprano Elizabeth Smith made a striking impression.”
There are nice character touches, such as Elizabeth van Os as Jeff Sessions, sneaking cookies in and out of the “televised frame”
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mysteries of the macabre
Elizabeth van Os, Soprano
Joseph Yungen, Piano
Hariu L’Adonai: Jewish Composers Through the Centuries. Music by Weill, Mendelssohn, and more.
Ars Musica Chorale
Michael McCormick, Conductor
Der Schweigsame Frau
Sung in German with English supertitles
Composed by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Stefan Zweig
American Symphony Orchestra
Bard Festival Chorale
Conducted by Leon Botstein
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