Elizabeth spreads her wings as Butterfly !
17th September 2017
Marking her sixth Puccini role,
Elizabeth has returned to the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen for her role-debut as Cio-Cio San
Critics at the premiere had this to say:
"Elizabeth Llewellyn’s portrayal of Cio-Cio San, better known as Madame Butterfly, was exquisite as she conveyed the personal anecdote of this geisha wife through her angelic vocals. Her beautifully layered singing reverberated through the entire room and made a world outside of her perfectly pitched notes seem obsolete." (CPH Post)
"...the English soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn sings brilliantly as Cio-Cio San, Madame Butterfly" (Sklassisk.dk)
"Llewellyn's soprano has wonderful fullness and her all-embracing and sweet Butterfly catches Act 1 in the second and third acts so you feel the heartbreaking longing and the unbearable situation she is in. Elizabeth Llewellyn's fine interaction with the charismatic mezzo soprano Johanne Bock [as] Suzuki, must be emphasized." (OplevByen.dk)