Opera News has applauded American soprano Liz Lang for her "comedic timing and clear resonant tone." Ms. Lang is based in New York City studying with Metropolitan Opera tenor, John McVeigh. In February, Liz was a semifinalist in the American Traditions Vocal Competition where she won the Sherrill Milnes American Opera Award. This spring she has enjoyed solo performances with the New American Songbook Orchestra, Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Riverside Choir and Orchestra, various cabarets throughout New York and the East Coast, and the premier of The Constitution: a Secular Oratorio by Ben Yarmolinsky with the Vertical Player Repertory.
In March 2018, Ms. Lang made her Lincoln Center debut in a new production of La Traviata with the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York as Annina and the Violetta u/s. Liz made her professional debut as Iris in Opera Omaha's production of Handel's Semele in April 2016. In this new production directed by James Darrah, designed by the creative members of Chromatic, and conducted by Grammy® award winner Stephen Stubbs, "Liz Lang stole her scenes as a spritely Iris with her iridescent soprano" (Omaha World Herald) and "provided some much welcome comic relief" (Wall Street Journal).
Other operatic highlights include Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Atalanta inSerse, Edilia in Almira, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, soprano soloist in Handel’s L’Allegro il Penseroso, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Violetta in La Traviata, the Foreign Woman in The Consul, Frasquita in Carmen, and Shirley Kaplan in Street Scene.
Ms. Lang has been a recitalist and soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, with Voices of Ascension, The Riverside Church Choir and Orchestra, St. Bartholomew’s Choir and Orchestra, with Grammy® award winner Paul O’Dette, and The Patchwork Project, the Salzburg Festival in Austria, and throughout the Tuscan region of Italy.
Liz earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Rita Shane after completing her Bachelor of Music degrees in Opera and Music Theatre at Oklahoma City University under the leadership of Dr. Frank Ragsdale.