Elisabeth Turchi’s charisma and agile vocal styling have charmed audiences abroad and in the United States. Acclaimed as possessing a voice that is “nimble and attractive. And powerful” (Patriot-News) and “presence and facial expressions on stage [which] reminded me of Maria Callas” (Worcester Telegram), the soprano has established herself as a versatile interpreter of classical music.
Equally at home on stage and in concert, Ms. Turchi’s versatility as an artist is evident in the diverse roles she has performed, comic to dramatic. Stage credits include Musetta (La Bohème), the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Madame Silverklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel), Alice (Falstaff), Éléonore (Les Larmes du Couteau), and Lucy (The Telephone). She has sung with the Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington DC, Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, Harrisburg Opera, New Opera Festival of Rome, and Gotham Chamber Opera.
Ms. Turchi’s numerous concert engagements include a European tour of Haydn’s Creation with two-time Grammy winner Robert Page and his Festival Singers, her Massachusetts’ Mechanics Hall debut with Handel’s Messiah, and the Mozart Mass in C Minor at Pennsylvania’s Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Other concert credits include performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana with The Providence Singers (Rhode Island), Mozart’s Requiem with Maryland’s Hagerstown Choral Arts, A Night at the Opera with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and her Annapolis Opera debut in their concert Romantic Divas and Amorous Dons.
An advocate of new and avant-garde music, Ms. Turchi was thrilled to perform Dave Brubeck’s Canticles of Mary with the composer and his famous quartet. Other recent engagements include Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the home of the Romanian ambassador in Washington DC and a return Embassy Row to perform Anna Glawari in Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow at the Embassy of Austria.
Ms. Turchi is an alumna of Bel Canto at Caramoor, The International Institute of Vocal Arts, The Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, The International Lyric Academy of Rome, and The Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera. She holds degrees in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University and Shenandoah University.