Often referred to as “two voices in one artist” Elizabeth Tryon sings both classical music and Top 40 pop music in the same breath, literally.
Imagine an artist who sings like Taylor Swift, and then can suddenly throw away the mic and come out with soaring high notes in an electrifying display of vocal wattage that most people have never experienced before. No wonder audiences scream and jump up and down so much.
Elizabeth grew up in New York State signing and writing pop songs. Then when she was nine years old her school music teacher told her she had the voice of an opera singer. Elizabeth had never even seen an opera. Her great-grandfather was a virtuoso musician who signed with Victor Records (RCA Victor) in the 1890’s, but no one else in her family listened to classical music.
As she sang her first classical piece, Elizabeth’s voice took wing.
As a classical singer, Elizabeth has performed leading roles in operas in the US and Europe, solo at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater in NYC, solo on the PBS television show That’s Classic, which also featured opera star Deborah Voigt and actor Robert Klein, as a finalist in an international classical music competition sponsored by WQXR radio, and in many other concert venues.
Elizabeth loves using her classical voice to entertain mainstream audiences. She sings with rappers, and is currently featured on “Resurrection” by Simon Sez. She performed the opera part of the iconic pop song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (or Weem-o-weh) with the original group, The Tokens, for the 50th anniversary of the song. She was a great success as the musical guest on an NBC TV talk show.
A classical crossover singer with mainstream appeal, Elizabeth’s greatest passion is combining pop and classical music. Elizabeth is about to release two albums. The first, A Lovely Light, which will be released on the Centaur Records label in March 2015, features previously unpublished music by composer Deems Taylor and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St Vincent Millay.
The second album features original songs by Elizabeth that highlight her two voices. Her original songs garner national AC radio play. Her first single, “Fire Inside” broke the Top 10 on the FMQB AC national radio chart and won several fans’ choice awards.
Elizabeth’s live pop-classical show was the first musical show performed at the legendary Caroline’s on Broadway in Times Square, NYC in over fifteen years.
Elizabeth Tryon represents the best of both worlds, classical and pop, timeless and modern, sexy and ethereal, to create an unforgettable impression.