Elizabeth Raycroft


Elizabeth Raycroft, soprano, trained in Edmonton, Houston and in Vienna.  She has performed with Edmonton Opera and many local symphony orchestras.  She has worked with world renowned conductors and directors.  For three years, she performed the role of Mother in Edmonton coOPERAtive’s Christmas performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2014, Ms. Raycroft performed in the Edmonton Fringe megahit “Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Retinol Palmitate and Other Words I don’t Understand Like Love”, which also toured throughout Alberta in June and July 2015.  In 2019 performed the role of Signora Naccarelli in Walterdale Theatre’s “The Light in the Piazza”.  She most recently performed the roles of Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and La Frugola in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Fringe productions by Pop Goes the Opera.  She is an avid performer of new music, performing the World Premiere of “Four Songs, Op.15” by Joseph Lai. She regularly shares her experience and knowledge in masterclasses, workshops and through adjudicating festivals throughout Western Canada.  Her students consistently excel at local, provincial, and national festivals. Many of her students have performed with the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, have performed in local, provincial, and national musical theatre productions, with the Edmonton Opera, and in international opera houses. She maintains an active and full studio at MacEwan’s Alberta College Conservatory of Music and is recently retired from The King’s University College where she taught voice, diction, theory, history and vocal pedagogy.