Elizabeth Unsworth Wilson
Lizzy is a Scottish mezzo-soprano with a masters degree in Historical Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Sarah Pring. She has performed with a number of London-based chamber groups, including Dowland Works with Dame Emma Kirkby and sings with the Spinacino Consort, based in Scotland, who recently performed the concert, Away Vain World as part of the Edinburgh Fringe festival. She spent this past summer in Saluzzo in the north of Italy with the Saluzzo opera academy, singing Arnalta, Nutrice and Famigliare III in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea having won the Elizabeth Luxton memorial scholarship. During her studies she performed in many projects, including the Baroque opera scenes, in which she played Amor in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione Di Poppea, Oenone in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, Tito in Cesti’s Il Tito and Arsemene in Handel’s Serse. She has performed as part of the chorus of Gabriel with Alison Balsam in Saffron Hall and the Barbican Centre, in the Hampstead Chamber Choir’s Christmas concert as a soprano and alto soloist in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and as a soprano soloist in Finzi’s In Terra Pax. She has enjoyed singing as the alto choral scholar with the Hampstead chamber choir and as the alto in the Schola Cantorum of All Hallows’ church in Gospel Oak, where she performed as the solo cantor for the majority of services during the national lockdowns, caused by the pandemic. She is currently teaching singing privately and in Albyn School in Aberdeen.