Holmes is enchanting, her broad infectious smile & creamy soprano making the final revelation all the more shocking.
— Planet Hugill
Holmes makes a fabulous Poppea: playful, but brimming with erotic power.

A magnetic performance.
— Bachtrack


Lizzie will make her solo debut with Grange Park Opera as Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for their 2019 Season.

Lizzie is now represented by Patrick Allen at Connaught Artists.


Dorset born soprano Lizzie Holmes is a graduate of the Royal College of Music (Masters of Vocal Performance, Distinction) and Warwick University. Winner of 'Best Supporting Actor' at the National Student Drama Festival, Lizzie has a background in devised theatre and contemporary dance, she made her West End debut at 25 and is now building an opera career as a highly versatile singing actress with a love of collaboration and detailed storytelling.

Recent highlights include Mimi & Musetta in La Bohème at the Trafalgar Studios, West End (King's Head Theatre, Olivier Award 2018 nominee for Best New Opera); the premier of Patrick Hawes' A King's Ransom (Into Opera with the Britten Sinfonia); Despina in Così fan tutte (Devon Opera); Cunegonde in Candide for Bernstein's 100th at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall and solo debuts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Lizzie is a Concordia Foundation Artist and is grateful to the ongoing support of The Carne Trust. She founded DEBUT in 2015 to champion classical music's rising stars and co-created their groundbreaking Classical Concert Series 'DEBUT at the Shoreditch Treehouse' in 2017 which was featured in Opera Now as 'a great introduction to some of the best new talent' in May 2018. Lizzie is a passionate spokeswoman for classical music, and has returned as Guest Speaker to Frensham Heights School for their Founders’ Day and to talk at the Royal College of Music for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Live from the Shoreditch Treehouse


Recorded with Benedict Lewis-Smith



Tiger! from Mozart’s Zaide

Je Suis Encore from Massenet’s Manon

Tiny’s Song from Britten’s Paul Bunyan

Ihr Glocken von Marling by Liszt