Elizabeth Zharoff is a successful opera singer, composer, and game sound designer. When she isn’t performing halfway around the world, Elizabeth is based in Los Angeles, California, where she works from her home studio and sings with L.A. Opera.
Ms. Zharoff has performed in major halls throughout America, Europe, and Asia, and has sung in at least 15 languages. Recent performances include singing Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Seattle Opera, Violetta in La Traviata on an international simulcast with English National Opera, the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Colburn Orchestra, and creating the role of Esther in the World Premier of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Opera, Morning Star. The press has described Ms. Zharoff’s voice as “a powerhouse of sound” whose “glorious high notes defy imagination”, and her performances as “magnetic” and “a delight from start to finish.”
In addition to performing opera, Elizabeth composes and designs game audio from her home studio. Shortly after venturing into game audio in 2014, her first published game, Roshamboroo, was awarded 2nd place in the Dolby Audio Challenge. Since then, she has created sound for over a dozen games, across multiple platforms. Ms Zharoff particularly loves working on projects in Virtual Reality, such as InnovoxVR, which explores the meditational experience of a human voice, and was released for GearVR and Oculus Rift in 2015.
In her spare time, Ms. Zharoff still hasn’t had enough music, so she composes for film and TV and collaborates with other composers. You can find her music in the Black Toast Music library catalogue, and buy her music on iTunes.
Elizabeth holds bachelors and masters degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as additional technical certification from Berklee School of Music.