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Elizabeth Cragg studied at Royal Holloway College and at the Royal College of Music where she won a number of singing prizes.

Recent and future engagements include Naiad Ariadne auf Naxos (Scottish Opera)‚ Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail (West Green House)‚ Johanna Sweeney Todd (Theatre Royal de la Monnaie)‚ Sophie Der Rosenkavalier and Amanda Le Grand Macabre (Aalto-Theater‚ Essen)‚ Mrs Julian Owen Wingrave (Théâtre du Capitole‚ Toulouse)‚ a recital of Handel arias and duets in the London Handel Festival at the Wigmore Hall‚ Minerva The Return of Ulysses (Iford Festival‚ conducted by Christian Curnyn)‚ New Years’ Concerts with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall and St George’s Hall Bradford‚ and the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Sage‚ Gateshead; Mrs Green Down by the Greenwood Side by Birtwistle (Brighton Festival)‚ Purcell’s King Arthur (Brussels‚ Amsterdam‚ Bruges and Antwerp)‚ Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Tilford Bach Festival and St John’s Smith Square)‚ Bach’s St John Passion (Washington National Cathedral) and Dorella in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot (Chelsea Opera Group at Cadogan Hall).

Further operatic engagements include Flowermaiden Parsifal (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden and with Sir Mark Elder/The Hallé at the BBC Proms)‚ First Niece Peter Grimes (Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic‚ Salzburg Easter Festival and in Berlin)‚ 2nd Niece Peter Grimes (Vladimir Jurowski/the LPO)‚ Ninette L’Amour des Trois Oranges (with Tomáš Netopil) and Clorinda Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (both Netherlands Opera)‚ Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington Opera)‚ Angelica in Steffani’s Orlando Generoso (Barber Opera‚ Birmingham)‚ Fauno in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba (Buxton Festival) and Belinda Dido and Aeneas (Akademie für Alte Musik‚ Berlin and Brussels). She created the roles of Swan in Jonathan Dove’s Swanhunter (Opera North) and the Angel in Dove’s chamber opera Seven Angels.

Elizabeth has sung with many of Europe’s leading conductors‚ including Sir Simon Rattle‚ Sir Mark Elder‚ Vladimir Jurowski‚ Sir Neville Marriner‚ Sir Roger Norrington and Trevor Pinnock. Notable concert and oratorio appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with The Sixteen and The Bach Choir‚ Messiah with The Sixteen and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra‚ Bach’s Magnificat with the Royal Northern Sinfonia‚ Haydn The Creation at the Three Choirs Festival‚ Mozart Concert Arias with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‚ Handel’s Dixit Dominus and St Matthew Passion with The English Concert‚ Bach Cantatas with The Hanover Band and Dido and Aeneas with the OAE at the BBC Proms.

Recordings include Rutter Magnificat and Mozart Regina Coeli (Naxos).

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