Biography: Elizabeth Tredent

Elizabeth TredentElizabeth Tredent, soprano, has been praised for her “refulgent” sound and her “exceptionally wide range.” At the age of 23, Tredent made her mainstage debut singing the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, in which KC Metropolis said, “Tredent, an elegant and responsive actress, crafted a memorable Suzuki…Via a capable and richly colored mezzo, Tredent shone…”

Tredent began the 2013-14 season with her debut at Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist, followed by her debut with Duke Symphony Orchestra as the Alto Soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Tredent closed the season as a Studio Artist at Chautauqua Opera, singing the role of Silver Dollar in Baby Doe as well as Hanna in The Merry Widow and the title role in Rusalka.

The 2012-13 season also brought Tredent the opportunity to perform Pitti-Sing in The Mikado alongside world-renowned mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves as Katisha. Possessing a love for new music, Tredent performed David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion in which KC Metropolis wrote, “Elizabeth Tredent caused goosebumps…I found myself holding my breath as her mezzo voice was so captivating.” Tredent closed out the season as the Alto Soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Highlights of previous seasons include Anita in the West Side Story quintet at the Grand Opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in which featured guest artists included Placido Domingo, Patti LuPone, and Diana Krall; performing as a featured artist in The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Conservatory Project; and collaborating with Marvin Hamlisch at Severance Hall.

Tredent has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, Opera New Jersey, and Opera Cleveland. She earned a Master of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Bachelor off t yo Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music.