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Elizabeth Williams-Grayson

  • Voice Type
    Soprano

Elizabeth Williams-Grayson

Elizabeth Williams-Grayson, soprano and actress, enjoys a professional career in opera, musical theatre, classical/pops concert stage, and television. This past season, Elizabeth made her International debut as Grace Kelly in Michael Daugherty’s American opera Jackie O at the Teatro Rossini di Lugo and also the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy. She also made her debut with Augusta Opera as Guenevere in Camelot. Other performances were Countess Ceprano/Gilda cover in Greensboro Opera’s Rigoletto, soprano soloist for Fayetteville Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert and soprano soloist for Carmina Burana with the CHCC and Symphony at UNC- Memorial Hall. To close out the 2008 season, Elizabeth performs as guest soprano soloist with the Durham Symphony in their Holiday Pops concert and also returns to sing with the CHCC and Symphony at UNC, performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Respighi’s Laud To The Nativity. Her versatility in singing and acting has allowed her to play roles such as Eliza in My Fair Lady, Laurie in Oklahoma, Maria in The Sound Of Music, and Marsinah in Kismet, to name a few. Her most memorable role was starring as Guenevere opposite Richard Harris as King Arthur, in the Broadway Nat’l tour of Camelot. Reviewers said, “Elizabeth is a beautiful Guenevere in face, figure and vocal ability. Her singing reminds one of the young Julie Andrews.” The Pittsburgh Press said, “She is one of the few opera-trained voices one hears these days in musical theatre. The voice was velvety and rich-sounding.”