Wedding and Events.
Classical Soprano and Piano for Weddings and Events and recital repertoire
We offer a wide range of classical pieces, Bach, Handel, Mozart as well as a variety of crossover works; Groban, Boccelli rep and a few jazz and pop standards.
Elizabeth Lewis sang at our wedding ceremony at Sts. Peter and Paul in Vancouver in September. With her deep knowledge of vocal music, she was able to make excellent recommendations. She was also able to organise an organist for the day, saving us additional wedding planning hassles!
Her interpretations of pieces by Bach, Handel and Mozart were simply beautiful. A number of guests commented on how her singing made a wonderful ceremony even more so.
As we were located overseas for part of the wedding planning process, communication was sometimes difficult, but Liz was highly professional in her responses and in her conduct on the day of the wedding. I would be happy to hire her again.
Response from Opera di Concertisti e Meraviglie:
Thank you so much, it was a joy to be a part of you beautiful service! Both Cheryl and I enjoyed being part of such an important life event. We were so impressed that you donated your wedding gifts to charity, and enjoyed the light rapport and humour of the priest as well. Congratulations and all the best on your journey together, Liz
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, French, Italian
What to Expect
Audience members can enjoy an evening of classical music, musical theatre, or crossover. We can arrange themes, costumes, and a variety of ensembles from soloists to quartets, depending on your needs.
Opera di Concertisti e Meraviglie is a new opera company in Vancouver serving the Lower Mainland. We specialize in Opera in Concert, Seasonal Concerts, and recitals. We are now available for events and social occasions. We perform approximately once a month and were nominated for the Successful You Awards at Small Business, BC. We are dedicated to emerging artists. We do not charge audition, rehearsal, or membership fees. All main roles are paid a stipend plus a percentage of the box after expenses. Our current repertoire includes La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment. Upcoming concerts include Liebestag - A Valenetine's Day Celebration featuring the Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes on February 15th at St. Mark;s Anglican Church, La Traviata on February 22nd at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, and on May 1st we will perform La Fille du Regiment as part of the Minoru recital series at the Minoru Chapel in Richmond. We look forward to seeing you this season!
Elizabeth Lewis Celeste, Bio
Noted for her powerful yet flexible voice, Elizabeth Lewis Celeste, has been delighting concert goers since the age of seven. A spinto with a coloratura extension, she is a BC born soprano and graduate of McGill University (B. Music) and Indiana University (Graduate Performer’s Diploma) and is the recipient of numerous awards ranging from regional to international voice competitions including the Met Auditions (Most Promising Young Artist, Eastern Washington), New York Oratorio Competition (semi-finalist), Frederick Schorr International Voice Competition (semi-finalist), NATS (1st place Eastern Region US and Canada, Sophomore and Senior Women), and the Canadian Music Competition (finals – Quebec).
Her opera roles include title roles in La Traviata, and La Fille du Regiment, Gilda in Rigoletto, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberfltte, Belinda in Dido and Aeneus, Musetta in La Boheme, Countess* and Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro and Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, among others. In 2000, she studied with Dame Joan Sutherland and Sir Richard Bonygne at Britten-Pears with a Canadian Aldeburgh Fellowship. She is currently on staff at Columbia College in Vancouver, founded and directs Opera di Concertisti, a Vancouver based opera company, and has performed with and orchestras in the US and UK including the Toledo Symphony. Her oratorio roles include the Messiah, Faur Requiem, Verdi Requiem, St. Johns Passion*, Elijah*, and Jephte.
In addition to her opera repertoire she also enjoys concert work and recitals, and has performed with the Vancouver Island Opera, Aeolus Festival, and others in recital repertoire that includes Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse by Debussy, Seven songs on the poetry of Alexandre Blok by Shostakovich, the Brentano Lieder by Strauss, the Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, and the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes.
(* denotes works in progress)
Ms. Lewis Celeste excels in a variety of roles. Known for her powerful spinto/coloratura voice she has worked alongside MET singers, and some of the US and Canada’s finest directors and conductors. Her directing debut in Vancouver is La Traviata with the company she founded, Opera di Concertsiti, Inc. Her previous directing projects include Mr. Harold and the Boys, Dido and Aeneus with Vision Opera, scenes from Antigone, and was an assistant director and stage manager for the Three Penny Opera and has worked with school productions with McGill, and with Opera Exclusive in the UK in a production of Hansel and Gretel. She is also employed as a voice instructor for Columbia College’s Music Club. She has conducted the Lewiston Community Orchestra in a Mozart Symphony and in a debut performance of her own first symphony based on Hungarian folk melodies. In addition, she has served as a soprano section leader at the Montreal West United Church, where she also worked as a soloist.
Additional Booking Notes
We prefer to work with a professional accompanist. Rates are based on the number of performers engaged. We can provide soloists as well as duets, trios, and quartets.
Past Booked Events
|March 16, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert|
|September 20, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
Operas Complete (Company)
La Traviata, Verdi
La Fille du Regiment, Donizetti
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
(All duets from above operas)
All Phantom of the Opera duets
Con Te Partiro/Time to say goodbye
All West Side Story Duets
Cosi Fan Tutte
Oh Happy We - Candide
Sunrise/sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
Belle Nuit - Les Contes D'Hoffman
Flower Duet - Lakme
Aida duet - Aida
Flower Duet - Madama Butterfly
Pur te mio, Incornazione di Poppea
We are Women - Candide
Cosi Fan Tutte - All duets
Sull'Aria, Mariage of Figaro
(All arias from Opera listed)
Repertoire, Opera Arias
Opera Aria Composer/Character
Les Contes D’ Hoffman Doll Song Offenbach, Olympia
Les Contes D’Hoffman Elle fui, la tourterelle Offenbach, Antonia
La Fille du Regiment Salut a la France Donizetti, Marie
Chacon le sait Donizetti, Marie
Candide Glitter and be Gay Bernstein, Cunegonde
Ballad of Baby Doe Willow song & Dearest Mama Moore, Baby Doe
Old Maid and the Thief Steal me Sweet thief Menotti, Laetitia
Filumena Storm Aria John Estacio, Filumena
Don Giovanni Non mi Dir Mozart, Donna Anna
Or che son Onre Mozart, Donna Anna
Mi Tradi Mozart, Donna Elvira
Batti batti o bel Maesetto Mozart, Zerlina
Vedrai carino Mozart, Zerlina
Don Pasquale Son ch’io la virtu magica Donizetti, Norina
I Capuletti e Montecchi O quante Volte Bellini, Guilietta
Il Pirata Oh sole, ti vela di tenebre oscure Bellini, Imogene
Otello Salce, salce…Ave Maria Verdi , Desdemona
Attila Santo Di Patria Verdi, Odabella
Ballo in Maschera Saper Vorreste Verdi, Oscar
Volta la terra fronte alle stelle Verdi, Oscar
Julius Ceasur Piangero la sorte mia Handel, Cleopatra
Tosca *Visi d’arte Puccini, Tosca
La Boheme. Si mi chiamano Mimi. Puccini
Donde Lieta. Puccini
Emdehkg aus dem Serraglio Marten Aller Arten Mozart, Konstanze
Ach ich Liebte war so glucklich Mozart, Konstanze
Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln Mozart, Blondchen
Der Fledermaus Mein Herr Marquis J. Strauss, Adele
Die Zauberflte Ach ich fuhl's Mozart, Pamina
Fidelio O war ich schon Beethovan, Marcelline
Der Frieschulz Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen Weber, Blondechen
Rusalka Mescku na nebi hlubokm Dvořak, Rusalka
|Elizabeth Lewis Celeste||Founder/Director/Soprano|
Influences & Inspiration
Joan Sutherland, Jessye Norman, Illeana Contrubas, Maria Callas
Opera di Concertisti e Meraviglie is a new opera company in Vancouver serving the Lower Mainland. We specialize in Opera in Concert, Seasonal Concerts, and recitals. We are now available for events and social occasions. We perform approximately once a m
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