La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Role of Flora/Charlotte

Arbor Opera Theater

June 11th & 13th, 2015

​​​Considered one of Verdi's masterpieces, La Traviata is an achingly beautiful tale of a young woman yearning for love and yet condemned by society. AOT artistic director Shawn McDonald created a new English adaptation in collaboration with the National Network of Depression Centers to explore the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

Upcoming Performances

Elizabeth Mitchell 

​​Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart

Oper im Park, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

August 13th & 15th, 2015

Role of Dorabella

Elizabeth was thrilled to return to Oper im Park for the 2015 season and to sing the role of Dorabella in Mozart's classic opera "Così fan tutte." This was Elizabeth's debut as Dorabella and she loved returning to the Austrian Alps. For more information about Oper im Park, click here

Past Performances & Reviews

Comic Opera Guild: Chapter & Worse

Role: Character Lady #1

8pm on May 17-19 & 2pm May 20

Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

 I am thrilled to announce that I will be playing Character Lady #1 in the Comic Opera Guild's upcoming production of "Chapter and Worse." Because of the sketch nature of this show, my part actually includes 5 different roles ranging from a nagging wife to a ballet dancing albatross. "Chapter and Worse" is a musical comedy written by Tom Petiet. Debuting in 1986 with performances both in Ann Arbor and on tour, the musical was quickly recognized as an exceptionally clever musical parody, recalling shows like Beyond the Fringe, and names like Peter Schickele, Tom Lehrer, Monty Python and Mel Brooks. To buy tickets and to learn more, click here.

Opera on Tap: Musical Mischeif

Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Program at 8:30 p.m.

April 3rd, 2018

Sidetrack Bar & Grill, Depot Town, Ypsilanti

Everyone loves a bad boy or girl, so get into a bit of Musical Mischeif this month at Opera on Tap.

Opera on Tap is a group of artists devoted to combating opera's snooty reputation by performing operatic repertoire in fun, relaxed venues. Dinner reservations start at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 8:30pm.  For your reservation, call Sidetrack at (734) 483-5230 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. To learn more, click here.

Hänsel und Gretel

Die Knusperhexe & Die Mutter (Gertrud)

Engelbert Humperdinck

Oper im Park, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

7:30pm August 14th, & 16th, 2014

Elizabeth Mitchell made her EUROPEAN DEBUT August 2014 in the beautiful Austrian Alps! In addition to playing the dreaded Gingerbread Witch, she also sang Gertrud, the children's mother. Both parts marked role debuts and were performed outdoors in St. Anton's beautiful Museum park. Learn more by visiting the Oper im Park website.

9th Annual ​​​Lucy Ann Lance 

Hometown Christmas Show

WLBY 1290 AM Radio

​December 9th, 2017

Elizabeth was proud to return to the airwaves as part of the Dodworth Duo singing with her musical partner Ted Badgerow. The two sang traditional Christmas music accompanied by Ted on guitar. To listen to a clip online, just click here.

A Thorn Among Roses

Debut Album of The Dodworth Duo

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE at Pierre Paul Design in Ann Arbor, MI.

Cost is just $15 plus $5 for shipping.

Buy your copy TODAY by calling Pierre Paul Design at (734) 975-1050.

I am ecstatic to announce that "A Thorn Among Roses," the Dodworth Duo's debut album presented by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, was released on October 4th, 2017. The Dodworth Duo, consisting of Julie Craigo,  Ted Badgerow, and myself (Elizabeth Mitchell), perform American music of the 19th century focusing on the Civil War era. Accompanied by Ted on guitar, banjo, harmonica, flute and pennywhistle, we sing American classics such as "Clementine", religious pieces like "Amazing Grace", Stephen Foster favorites like "O! Susanna", and many more. In addition to being delightfully entertaining the Dodworth Duo also educates, giving our audiences a taste of America's  past through story and song. 

Our new album "A Thorn Among Roses" is a journey through the Dodworth Duo repertoire including many audience favorites such as "Oh Shenandoah" and "Danny Boy." In addition to our typical solo and duo arrangements, Ted, Julie and I also recorded trios specifically created for this album. I am so excited to share "A Thorn Among Roses" with you and hope that you enjoy it! To learn more about the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, click here.

The Passion and Resurrection

 Friends of the Opera of Michigan 

4 p.m. on April 22nd, 2018

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

133 Orchard Drive, Northville, MI  

I am thrilled to return to the concert stage with The Friends of the Opera of Michigan for their annual spring concert. The program will include include music from Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle", Verdi's "Requiem", Mendelssohn's "Elijah", and more! I will be performing with FOTO Artistic Director and baritone extrordinare Quinto Milito, soprano Angela Hench, tenor Carlos Seise, and pianist Neill Eisenstein. Admission is FREE, but a Free Will Offering is appreciated.


"UMGASS newcomer and U-M Alumna Elizabeth Mitchell as Lady Blanche turns in an excellent performance and keeps the lady undergraduates in order."

Eli Neburger, PULP

Lady Blanche in "Princess Ida" by Gilbert and Sullivan

University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

"Strong ensemble acting and singing is turned in by Elizabeth Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell lights up the stage in Act III with a solo and a fabulous diva turn in a dress fit for Mardi Gras."

David Kiley, Encore Michigan

Flora/Charlotte in "La Traviata" by Verdi

Arbor Opera Theater

"Elizabeth Mitchell was wonderful as Mrs. VanDare."

Kelly Ferjutz, Cool Cleveland

"The Firefly" by Friml

Ohio Light Opera

"Elizabeth Mitchell made Charlotte Lucas into a warm and loving woman, who, although she knew her worth, could easily see herself as wife to Mr. Collins."

Kelly Ferjutz, Cool Cleveland

​"Pride and Prejudice" by Baker/Jacobs

Ohio Light Opera

"Frasquita and Mercedes (Elizabeth Mitchell) both sang and acted their roles well as the caring gypsy friends of Carmen. Their quintet in the second act was one of the highlights of the afternoon."

Dina Soresi Winter, Italian Tribune

"Carmen" by Bizet

Arbor Opera Theater

"Elizabeth Mitchell, who portrayed Lady Jane, entertained audiences with her witty, full-blown humor."

Leslie Pearce-Keating, The Daily Record

"Patience" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Ohio Light Opera