elizabeth Bottone

Elizabeth Bottone Pg.Dip. B.Mus. L.R.A.M. (soprano) graduated from the Royal Academy of Music's opera course with distinction. She was supported in her studies by the R.A.M., a Karaviotis Scholarship and the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation.

At the Academy, she participated in many competitions and performances including playing Arabella in the Academy's opera tableau of Strauss' Arabella and winning the coveted Eva Turner Scholarship for sopranos with dramatic potential.

Elizabeth also worked with Trevor Pinnock on Bach's B Minor Mass and performed in masterclasses with Barbara Bonney, Elisabet Erlingsdottir, Robert Tear and Anthony Legge amongst others.

In its fourth year, Elizabeth won a coveted place to study at the Solti Accademia in Italy. She studied Bel Canto repertoire with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Paolo Speca, Frederica von Stade, Jonathan Papp, Corradina Caporello and Emanuela Ferrari.

Professional operatic work to date includes Michaela, Carmen; Euriduce, Orfeo ed Euridice; Annina, La Traviata and Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera de Baugé, France); Tiny, Paul Bunyan (Little Opera Company); 1st Lady, Die Zauberflote and Paquette, Candide (Cambridge Philharmonic), and Flora/Annina, La Traviata (Cambridge Philharmonic). Elizabeth has performed extensively on the concert platform most notably with Alan Opie in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and with the Mozart Requiem at St. Martin in the Fields. She has also premiered a new work at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Elizabeth is also a local singing teacher and an ABRSM examiner.