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Guitar Hangar is proud to welcome our newest addition to the Guitar Hangar teaching family, the amazingly talented and vastly experienced vocal coach and singer extraordinaire, Liz Russo.

Liz Russo has 25 + years experience teaching voice to students of all levels and ages at the Singer’s Forum in New York City, as well as her private studio in Greenwich and Danbury CT. Ms. Russo works on many styles of singing, especially Broadway, pop, jazz, country, rock and classical. She has worked with much success preparing middle and high school students for regional choirs and college entrance auditions. Liz has taught Musical Theater and vocal technique at Fordham University and New York University (Lee Strasberg Institute) She developed and taught voice workshops for teenagers at the Singers Forum (New York City and week long summer intensives in Ferdonia NY), and the Connecticut Conservatory.  “In the lesson I will lead the student through vocal exercises designed to develop proper breath support and good vowel sounds, while learning repertoire to fit the needs and tastes of each individual. There will also be instruction in sight-singing with attention to intervals.”

Elizabeth (Liz) Russo, Mezzo- Soprano is well known for her powerful voice and strong stage presence. In 2011 Ms. Russo made her UK debut in London with Fulham Opera as Fricka in Das Rheingold, returned in 2012 for the same role in Die Walkure and for Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle in 2014.  “Major contributions from Elizabeth Russo, a dramatic mezzo-soprano of vocal substance created a personable Fricka well able to deal with a recalcitrant husband.” Margaret Davies – Opera Magazine London.  This production was given a five star rating by the press. “….has brought us a Ring of eyewatering clarity, raw beauty and visceral power…”  “Elizabeth Russo was a deliciously petulant, wifely and stroppy Fricka” Bachtrak, London.

Also in 2014 and immediately on her return to the states, she appeared with Worcester Chorus in Massachusetts as soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle after being featured in their Handel’s Messiah in 2012. “Of the four, (soloists) Ms. Russo and Mr. Lauterbach were the standouts, displaying rich tone and evenness throughout their range.”   TELEGRAM & GAZETT.  On May 16, 2015, Elizabeth debuted as soloist with The Dessoff Choirs of New York City in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.  In 2016 Elizabeth was soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven‘s Mass in C (2013), both with Greenwich High School Super Choir and professional orchestra.  With Garden State Philharmonic, she was featured in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. In September 2016 Elizabeth had the great pleasure of performing Mahler’s master piece Das Lied von der Erda with the Chatham Camarata Orchestra and conductor Tom Bo.

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