is a lyric soprano with a warm, Mediterranean voice color and she has been described
as a fresh breath of air
She is an ideal Puccini
a versatile actress.
Elisabeth has a special way to address to the listener and make him feel connected to her voice.
Wherever she has performed she has been received enthusiastically by her peers and by the audience.
Elisabeth has been dedicated to her craft tirelessly seeking ways to improve her skills. Musical challenges and new roles excite her and she has been trained to be flexible in different music styles and artistic demands.
She plays the piano and has experience singing in Greek, Italian, French, English and German.
Elisabeth is currently based in Berlin where she is perfecting her German language skills.
Elisabeth Nefeli’s fascination by the world of opera started at 12 years old when she attended a performance of Tosca in Athens.
She would attend all the operas that the theater would have in their season and at the same time she enrolled herself
in the conservatory where she dedicated herself in the studying of classical piano and took her first voice lessons.
Elisabeth Nefeli is a graduate of Brooklyn College (Master of Music), the National Opera Studio of the Greek National Opera, the Musical Horizons Conservatory (Diploma in Vocal Performance, 1st prize awarded),
Terpsithea Conservatory (Degree in Piano Performance) and
the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Bachelor in Elementary Education).
She has performed on multiple occasions in Greece, France and the United States.
Elisabeth began her career at the Greek National Opera where she performed in many of the company’s concerts and
the roles of Dorina in L’ Amante di tutti and Euridice in Orphée Aux Enfers in their mainstage productions.
She was later offered a place in Brooklyn College and moved to New York City where she got a lot of opportunities to sing
a variety of roles such as Mikaela in Carmen, Die Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Marguerite in Faust and the title role of Suor Angelica.
She has appeared in the Caramoor festival and the VoicExperience program where she received additional stage experience and performance opportunities.
Roles: Mikaela from Carmen, Giulietta from I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Violetta from La Traviata, Euridice from Orphée aux Enfers, Dorina from L’ amante di tutte, Ophélie from Hamlet, Erste Dame from Die Zauberflöte and Najade from Ariadne auf Naxos.
One of Elisabeth’s career highlights was when she sang Mikaela in Carmen
conducted by Maestro Richard Cordova and surrounded by wonderful colleagues.
She collaborated with director Fabrizio Melano in New York and Savannah as one of the main performers.
She was honored to appear at Carnegie Hall with the New York Lyric,
an opera company with which she has been asked to sing several times thereafter.