Elizabeth Hynes, voice
- Artist-Faculty Emeritus
Elizabeth Hynes, soprano, is a native of Michigan and has been a faculty member of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music since 1995. Ms. Hynes adjudicates regularly for the Metropolitan Opera auditions and is in demand around the country as a master class presenter. Her students are winners of important competitions and appear frequently with professional opera companies and orchestras throughout the U.S. Ms. Hynes’s recent performances include Britten’s Les illuminations and War Requiem and Gorecki’s Third Symphony with the composer conducting. Ms. Hynes has performed in the world’s major opera houses in some of opera’s most demanding roles. Performances of Mozart roles including Susanna, Pamina, and the Countess in the PBS Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro gained public and critical acclaim. Her European debut at the English National Opera was as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. A sought-after concert artist, Ms. Hynes has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Georg Solti and with the symphonies of Cleveland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles, among others. She has sung with the orchestras of Madrid, Barcelona, Vancouver, and New Zealand and with the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Vienna on two American tours.