Described as “refulgent toned” and “impressive,” soprano Elizabeth Beers Kataria is a two-time Liederkranz Foundation Wagner Division Vocal Competition finalist and recipient of a study grant from the Wagner Society of New York. Recent performances include the title-role ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with St. Petersburg Opera, Brunnhilde in a reduced RING CYCLE with Opera Louisiane, Senta DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER with Utah Festival Opera and Opera Carolina and the title-role MANON LESCAUT with Mobile Opera.
Other engagements include Woglinde DAS RHEINGOLD, concert excerpts from the final scene of SALOME, Leonore FIDELIO, Erste Dame DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Cio-Cio San MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Countess LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Magda LA RONDINE and concert performances as Chimène in Massenet’s rarely performed LE CID. Elizabeth performed the title-role in several productions of SUOR ANGELICA; of her 2009 appearance with Chelsea Opera, producer and host of NPR’s At the Opera wrote “Kataria ought to have quite a career before her, for she negotiated the twists and turns in Angelica’s character without a hitch, ...culminating in a shattering performance of the pivotal “Senza Mamma”. With Chautauqua Opera, Elizabeth appeared as the Foreign Woman THE CONSUL, covered both the title-role TOSCA and Leonora IL TROVATORE, and appeared in concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony. Of her appearance with the Chautauqua Symphony, she was described as having a "a clear, pleasingly columnar dramatic soprano that showed admirable evenness in testing ensembles from FIDELIO and NORMA. …Beers Kataria has the vocal goods.”