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.

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“Not only is the voice a lovely affecting one, but her stage presence is way beyond average.”

meche kroop

voce di meche

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“In an arduous but brief walk-on, soprano Elizabeth Smith made a striking impression.”

john yolahem

parterre box

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There are nice character touches, such as Elizabeth van Os as Jeff Sessions, sneaking cookies in and out of the “televised frame”

susan galbraith

dc theater Scene

mysteries of the macabre

györgy ligeti

Elizabeth van Os, Soprano

Joseph Yungen, Piano

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Hariu L’Adonai: Jewish Composers Through the Centuries. Music by Weill, Mendelssohn, and more.

Ars Musica Chorale
Michael McCormick, Conductor

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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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In 1925, Alban Berg's first opera Wozzeck was premiered in Berlin. He'd adapted the libretto himself from an unfinished stage play by Georg Büchner, who left the work fragmented and incomplete when he died at the age of 23. Büchner had a death worthy of an operatic...

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2022 Sometimes, I wonder what my life would have looked like if I had stayed in Idaho after I finished my undergrad. I imagine that I would have eventually found a mormon man who was willing to overlook my general lack of faith and obsession with rules. I might have...