Elizabeth Patterson is a classical soprano and a voice teacher. Raised in Pennsylvania by a family of accordionists, she upended the family tradition and pursued her love of singing. She has since settled down in South San Francisco with her husband, John, and her cat, Bubby.
Elizabeth performs regularly in operas throughout the Bay Area. She has sung with Opera Cultura, Phénix Opera, Just Opera, Teatro Mistral, Verismo Opera, West Bay Opera Chorus, and Valhalla Productions. Elizabeth is best known for her regular appearances with Opera Cultura as the sly seductress Carmela in La Llorona. Her other roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Ernestina (L'Occasione Fa il Ladro), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), First Witch (Dido and Aeneas), Anna Gomez (The Consul), Giulia (La Scala di Seta), Chiquita (Coyotes and Rabbits), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Monica (The Medium), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), and Gerhilde (Die Walküre).
Offstage, Elizabeth leads a private voice studio of 20+ students. Her students have sung with opera and musical theater companies, have been accepted into college theater programs, and have pursued music careers. She teaches a diverse range of students--adults and children (ages 5+), classical and pop/rock singers, beginners and advanced singers, neurotypical and special needs.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Gettysburg College.