ELIZABETH HEUERMANN, (General/Artistic Director)


Elizabeth Heuermann was appointed General/Artistic Director in June 2011. Since then, she has made it her mission to keep opera vibrant and relevant in this New Millennium not only in the New York area but on a global level.  With the New York Lyric, she has produced over 300 performances to sold-out audiences at locations such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Opera Center, Symphony Space Theatre on Broadway, and DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts. This season under her leadership, NY Lyric will produce over 50 performances of 30 different operas, an Emerging Artist Program, Summer Festival and Summer Music Program. In addition to producing, Ms. Heuermann has developed our Annual National Vocal Competition to award excellence in opera. Singers of all ages across the country compete to perform at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space on Broadway and for thousands of dollars in cash prizes.  She has created the Summer Festival in New York and is currently coordinating with regional opera companies & orchestras, high schools & colleges, and choruses throughout North America, which is the first phase of NY Lyric’s North American tour. As a performer, her recent Carnegie Hall credits include Gilda (Rigoletto), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), the Title Role in Manon, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Musetta (La Bohème) and Contessa Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro). Other performances: Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (NY Arena in Times Square), Title Role in Rusalka (AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria), Title Role in Manon (NYC’s prestigious 92nd Street Y), Musetta in La Bohème (Symphony Space on Broadway, Apollo Theatre, Kaliope Opera of Long Island), Gilda in Rigoletto (Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Illinois, Symphony Space), Soprano Soloist in St. John’s Passion (St. Paul’s Orchestra), Norina in Don Pasquale (Milwaukee Opera), Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (Opera Illinois), and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Apollo Theatre), and Lucy in The Telephone (St. Martin Chamber Players).








New York Lyric Opera Theatre

  • Offers educational programs in the arts and music.

  • Awards excellence in performance through our annual National Competition encompassing a broad range of applicants including children

  • Collaborates with various organizations and institutions such as public and private schools, universities, choruses, orchestras, dance companies, etc.