Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition winner, soprano Elizabeth Polese, is a Toronto based performer in opera, recital and musical theatre. She will soon graduate with a Master of Music from the University of Toronto where she also completed her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of celebrated Canadian soprano, Mary Morrison (OC). Within her studies, Miss Polese has had the opportunity to sing in masterclass and concert with Adrienne Pieczonka, Lynne Dawson, Stephanie Blythe, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Nancy Argenta, Tracy Dahl and others. Quickly establishing her presence in the Toronto classical music scene in the Mozart repertoire, she also recently performed Exsultate, Jubilate with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra as the 2014 UTSO Concerto Competition winner. Recent engagements include Opera York, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, the Toronto Community Orchestra, VOCA Chorus of Toronto, and others. Recent roles include Papagena (The Magic Flute), Amore and Valletto (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Despina (Così fan tutte), Remeron (Rob Ford: The Opera) and others. Upcoming engagements include Emily Webb in the operatic adaptation of Our Town (Opera NUOVA, Edmonton AB), Toronto Summer Music Festival’s Art of Song fellowship, and Handel’s Messiah (St. Thomas, ON). For more information, visit www.bethsingsongs.ca.