Elizabeth hoyt-Surdhar

COLuratura Mezzo - soprano


Winnipeg based mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar is quickly making a name for herself in western Canada as an engaging and detailed performer with a warm and agile voice. She completed a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Opera Performance under the tutelage of Tracy Dahl and has participated in renowned training programs including the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has performed as a soloist with Concordia Symphony Orchestra (Berlioz, Les nuits d’éte) and with Symphony of the Kootenays (Canadian Folk Sketches). 

Ms. Hoyt-Surdhar’s previous opera roles include Hermia (Britten's A MidSummer Night's Dream) with University of Manitoba Opera Scenes (2017), Suor Zelatrice (Puccini’s Suor Angelica), Junon (Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers) and Dritte Knabe (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte) with Manitoba Underground Opera (2017,2016);  Eternita (Cavalli’s La Calisto) with COSI (2015); and Amor Celeste (Von Bigen’s Ordo Virtutum) with The Ordo Collective’s Alberta tour (2010). In 2016, Ms. Hoyt-Surdhar made her debut with Flipside Opera, performing the mezzo-soprano roles for their Canadian-composers Greeriad production. She is currently role-studying the title role of Rossini's La Cenerentola (Angelina).

Upcoming performances in 2018/2019 include a "Women of Note" recital tour in Alberta with award-winning pianist and pedagogue, Janet Scott-Hoyt.


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Berlioz          Les Nuits D'Été
Chausson     Poèmes de l'amour et de la mer
de Falla        Siete canciones populares españolas
Handel         La Lucrezia (O Numi eterni)
Rossini         La regata Veneziana


Bach              Magnificat (Sop II)
Bach              Jesu, der du meine Seele (Alto)
Mozart          Mass in C minor (Sop II)


Cavalli          L'Egisto (Didone)
Cavalli          La Calisto (Eternita)
Mozart          Die Zauberflöte (Dritte Knabe)
Offenbach    Orphée aux enfers (Junon)
Puccini         Suor Angelica (Suor Zelatrice)
Von Bigen    Ordo Virtutum (Amor Celestial)


Brahms        Gesänge, Op. 91
Debussy       Chansons de Bilitis
de Falla         Siete canciones populares españolas
Greer             House of Tomorrow
Greer             Liebeseid - lieder
Poulenc         Banalités
Rossini          La regata Veneziana
Schumann    Frauenliebe und leben

+ various other lieder and mélodies by:
Schumann, C.


Women of Note - touring 2018/2019

Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar (mezzo soprano) and Janet Scott-Hoyt (piano) 

“Women of Note” concert is a delightful collection of music that mixes songs by acclaimed female composers such as Clara Schumann and Cécile Chaminade with some of the repertoire’s most notable female characters: Dido the Queen of Carthage, Carmen the tragic gypsy heroine, and Rosina the fiesty girl determined to escape her captivity and arranged marriage. 

Characters are brought to life through a wide range of material: Spanish folk songs, sensuous French music, descriptive German poetry and the dramatic world of opera. Take part in the excitement of an Italian regatta race, an intimate mother-child lullaby and everything in between! 

This powerful program will make you laugh, cry, will empower and transform you. Join this mother-daughter duo as they explore’s classical music’s “Women of Note”!

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