Elizabeth Knox

Elizabeth Hale Knox in Performance

Biography

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Hale Knox started singing professionally at the age of 19. As a soloist, she has performed with prestigious institutions throughout the country, including the Chattanooga Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Bach Festival, Evansville Symphony Orchestra, and the Lafayette Bach Chorale Singers. In the Chicago area, she has appeared as a soloist with the DuPage Opera Theatre, Lincoln Opera, Chamber Opera of Chicago, and the Tower Chorale.

She also has performed with the Blossom Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival.

Ms. Knox has served as a full-time member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and Music of the Baroque.

Her most recent performances include Elgar's Sea Pictures with orchestra and recitals comprising music for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano.

Ms. Knox received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in vocal performance from Indiana University in Bloomington. She won first place at the Bartenbach Voice Competition of the Layafette Symphony in Lafayette, Indiana, second place at the National Arts and Letters competition in Chicago, and was a finalist at the Society of American Musicians competition in Chicago.

Ms. Knox welcomes requests to perform. Contact her about an engagement.

In addition, Ms. Knox is an esteemed vocal teacher in the Oak Park River Forest area. Elizabeth’s teaching credentials.

Here are selections from one of her most recent concerts:

Elgar’s Sea Slumber Song

Elgar’s Where Corals Lie

Cacilie by Strauss

Chanson Triste

Roles

Elizabeth Hale Knox is an accomplished performer who has sung many roles, and performed with a variety of ensembles over the years.

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Operatic Roles

Mercedes
Mercedes
Suzuki
Zerlina
Third Lady
Mezzo Tourist
Kate
Third Spirit
Maddalena
Dido
Linetta
Rosette
Effie

Carmen
Carmen
Madama Butterfly
Don Giovanni
The Magic Flute
The Hero
Madama Butterfly
Die Zauberflote
Rigoletto
Dido and Aeneas
The Love for Three Oranges
Manon
The Ballad of Baby Doe

Oratorio and Recital Performances

Creation Mass
Requiem
B Minor Mass, Cantata No. 80
In the Beginning
Harmoniemesse
B Minor Mass
Messiah

Haydn
Mozart
Bach
Copland
Haydn
Bach
Handel

Ensembles

Music of the Baroque
Grant Park Music Festival
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera Center for American Artists
Chicago Opera Theater