Best female vocal at the Hollywood Music Awards 2011.
Elisabetta was born in Bari, Italy. In 2004, she received a Bachelor degree in Vocal Art from the S. Cecilia Conservatoryof Music in Rome; then the Master degree in Chamber Music, with final mark 110/110 cum Laude (1) from the same Conservatory. She attended master class with Edda Moser, Renata Scotto, Renato Bruson and Alberto Zedda. Winner of many important contests, Elisabetta has performed numerous concerts of sacred music and chamber music in Italy and abroad, and has collaborated with conductors and composers such as: Eugene Kohn, Bruno Aprea, Luigi de Filippi, Marco Boemi, Gianna Fratta, Ennio Morricone, Andrea Morricone, Nicola Piovani; with directors such as Ugo Gregoretti, Elizabetta Courir, Loredana Martinez, Giovanni Morricone and Italo Nunziata. Among the most important roles she has played: Norina in Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by Mozart, Tonina in Prima la musica poi le parole by Salieri in Rome, Gilda in Rigoletto by Verdi in Milan and at the RAI Auditorium in Naples; Nannetta in Falstaff (starring Renato Bruson) by Verdi at Teatro Cilea, Reggio Calabria. On November 2011 she won as “Best Female Vocal” at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. She has recorded “Brise de Mér”, Leoncavallo’s arias for voice and orchestra, Suoneria Mediterranea label, with the direction of Luigi de Filippi and the participation of the Da Ponte Ensemble. On June 6th 2013, she sang at the Paramount Studios for the Simin Foundation opening Andrea Bocelli’s concert with David Foster and Eugene Kohn. During the 2013th Columbus Day celebrations she performed successfully at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, and more recently, she sang at the Casa Italiana for the Italo – Americano newspaper 106th Anniversary Gala. On April 29th She performed at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in Santa Monica at the Spring Concert with Maestro Andrea Morricone and the Amor Symphonic Orchestra. On August 2014 together with the pianist Giulia Spinedi, she won the First prize in the Chamber Music section of the XVII International Competition Vincenzo Scaramuzza. Winner of the Beverly Hills recital series 2014/2015, she sang at selected venues in the City of Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion/Music by the Sea Concert Series in Encinitas /Classical Crossroads-The Interlude in Torrance, and other southland series in the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters. Performing all over North America and Europe, her recent appearances include singing for Couture Fashion Week in New York City, Italian National Day Celebration in Los Angeles, the Rossini Opera Festival Opening Series in Los Angeles and The Dennis Bono Show in Las Vegas. Ms. Russo receives numerous special invitations to perform for individuals such as the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, and by Andrea Bocelli when he personally invited her to sing while he accompanied her with piano during a private event. No stranger to traveling, the request for this renown soprano brings her all over North America and Europe to perform in cities such as Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Toronto, and Rome. Ms. Russo has performed on stages and in theaters at Caesars Palace, The Colburn School, The Beverly Hilton, Italian Cultural Institute, and Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Special occasions have brought her amazing performances to unique venues such The Marconi Automotive Museum, Casa Italiana, Pasadena Conservatory, Petersen Automotive Museum, Casa Loma Castle, Coachella Valley Italian Festival, The Grove Los Angeles and Mission Hills Country Club. Elisabetta Russo counts herself blessed and is honored to be part of wonderful events for nonprofit, corporate and charity organizations such as Caterina’s Club, California Hospital Medical Center Foundation, City of Hope, Desert Arc, Saint Pio Foundation, UKRO Foundation and Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. Ms. Russo continues to travel the country and to Europe for private and public concerts and performances. In addition to her solo appearances, this highly sought-after artist has also worked with Hélène Ségara. Currently, Ms. Russo is also a Voice Teacher and Italian Instructor at the National Children’s Choir in Los Angeles.