Described as "refulgent toned" and "impressive," soprano Elizabeth Beers Kataria, a two-time Liederkranz Foundation Wagner Division Vocal Competition finalist and recipient of a study grant from the Wagner Society of New York, is poised on the brink of an exciting career. Upcoming she will debut the role of Senta in Der fliegende Hollander with Utah Festival Opera, a role she will also perform in 2014 with Opera Carolina.
Some of Elizabeth's previous stage appearances include the title role in Salome, Leonore in Fidelio, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflote, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine, and concert performances of Massenet's rarely performed Le Cid as Chimene. Elizabeth has performed the title role in several productions of Suor Angelica; and of her 2009 appearance with Chelsea Opera, former producer and host of NPR's At the Opera wrote "Kataria ought to have quite a career before her, for she negotiated the twists and turns in Angelica's character without a hitch, ... culminating in a shattering performance of the pivotal "Senza Mamma" which she traversed with an ease that belied its difficulty..."
With Chautauqua Opera, Elizabeth appeared as the Foreign Woman in The Consul, covered both the title role in Tosca and Leonora in Il Trovatore, and appeared in concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony. Of her appearance with the Chautauqua Symphony, she was described as having a "a clear, pleasingly columnar dramatic soprano that showed admirable evenness in testing ensembles from Fidelio and Norma... Beers-Kataria has the vocal goods and becoming dignity." She has been a featured soloist in numerous other concerts and recitals, most notably as the soprano soloist in the Beethoven Missa Solemnis under the baton of the late Robert Shaw.
Abroad, Elizabeth has appeared in concerts with Les Azuriales Opera Festival in the south of France, was awarded 1er Prix Femme in the 20eme Concours International de Chant de Marmande Lot-et-Garonne et de la Region Aquitaine, and participated in the final rounds of the 2011 Concorso Internazionale Musica Sacra in Rome supported by a grant from the New York State Foundation of the Arts. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has participated in two International Vocal Arts Institute programs abroad, been a Resident Artist with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, and an Apprentice with Chautauqua Opera.
Opera Carolina Performances:
The Flying Dutchman (2013–2014)