Head and shoulders portrait of Elizabeth Llewellyn

Elizabeth Llewellyn


Elizabeth Llewellyn is known for her vivid portrayals of Puccini heroines, and for her full distinctive voice. Elizabeth has quickly risen through the ranks since making her debut as Mimì La bohème less than ten years ago and established herself internationally as an artist of distinction.

Currently for ENO: Peter Grimes

Previously for ENO: Luisa Miller Luisa Miller, Mozart’s Requiem

Career Highlights

Specialising in Italian repertoire, her roles include Puccini’s Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly, Magda La rondine, Giorgetta Il tabarro, Tosca, Suor Angelica and, most recently, Manon Lescaut, Verdi’s Aida, Luisa Miller and Amelia Simon Boccanegra, for which she was nominated singer of the year in Opernwelt magazine.

Recent concert appearances have included Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (with Sir Mark Elder), Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (with Esa-Pekka Salonen), Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (with Martyn Brabbins; recorded for Hyperion) and a live performance of Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder (on BBC Radio 3 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra).

Her 2019/20 Season includes her Metropolitan Opera debut as Bess Porgy and Bess, and the title role in Verdi’s Aida for Opera Bielefeld. In concert she joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and the North Carolina Symphony for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Last updated: 6th December 2023