Elizabeth Donovan was the 2002 Welsh Singer of the Year and represented Wales at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2003. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music she completed her studies at the National Opera Studio in London.
Winning several awards whilst at college, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Maidment Scholarship from Musicians' Benelovent Fund, a Miriam Licete Award, a Sybill Tutton Award, The Countess of Munster Award and was a Sir Peter Moores Foundation Scholar. She was a prize winner at the 2006 Concours International de Chant de Toulouse and the 2007 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.
A former Welsh National Opera Associate Artist, roles for the company included Blumenmädchen Parsifal, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte, Echo Ariadne auf Naxos, Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia, Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro and Zerlina Don Giovanni. She understudied roles including Micaëla Carmen, Valencienne The Merry Widow and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro.
Most recently she performed Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro on tour for Diva Opera and understudied the title role in Jenůfa, in the original Czech, for Scottish Opera, in a new production directed by Annilese Miskimmon and also for Opera North.