Opera Theater Dept.
Pianist Elizabeth Rodgers holds both Bachelor and Mater of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music, and is currently on the faculty there. She has also taught at Bard College and is pianist in residence at the Berkshire Choral Festival.
Known primarily as a versatile ensemble player, Ms. Rodgers has performed with the Metropolitan Players, Downtown Chamber Players, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Music Under Construction and The Lark Ascending. She has played numerous recitals, including with distinguished soprano Judith Raskin. Longtime collaborators include soprano Phyllis Clark and hornist Lisa Pike.
Active in new music, she has premiered works by Miriam Gideon, Mark-Antonio Consoli, Wendy Griffiths, Robert Dennis and Joelle Wallach, among others.
Ms. Rodgers has participated in the preparation and performance of operas with the Little Orchestra Society, Center for Contemporary Opera, American Opera Projects, Underworld Productions and Music Under Construction. She has recorded with Opus I, CRI, Grenadilla, Musical Heritage, New World, Albany, Aurora and Mode.