Elise Ross is widely acclaimed throughout Europe for her interpretations of 20th century music. She began her career singing the music of Luciano Berio, premiering his music-theatre piece Passaglio in Rome, and touring his chamber music with the London Sinfonietta. She went on to appear as a soloist in major European festivals, such as Warsaw, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Venice's Biennale, and the Holland Festival. Among her most notable interpretations are the role of Marie in Wozzeck, Melisande in Pelleas et Melisande, and Pierrot Lunaire. Ms. Ross has recorded Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins for EMI records and for BBC Television, as well as staged performances in the Royal Festival Hall in London.

[from program for November 12, 2001 concert]

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