Elizabeth studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music

She continued her studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the London Opera Centre before joining Glyndebourne. She went on to sing as a soloist with Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and New Sadlers Wells, as well as in productions abroad.

As an oratorio singer and recitalist, she has performed at the Southbank Centre, the Wigmore Hall, and at other notable venues, and with well known choral societies throughout the country. With a broad repertoire covering the classical and popular, she has compiled and performed in many programmes combining words and music before music societies and other audiences. Elizabeth has made a number of recordings and has been heard on Radio 3, Classic FM and local radio.

Elizabeth is a professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was for some time responsible for classes in English Song. Many of her pupils have secured contracts with major opera companies in the UK and Europe, and a number have been successful in international competitions. Three students have represented their respective countries in the Cardiff Singer of the World, the soprano Helena Dix, and, most recently, the mezzo Katie Bray, who won the Audience Prize In 2019.

She has taught by invitation in Germany and Iceland, and at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, and she teaches privately in London and elsewhere. She is well-known as an adjudicator at music festivals and competitions within the UK.

Elizabeth has given masterclasses and has participated as a teacher in summer schools in England and abroad and has organised and led a number of courses for students from the UK and abroad.

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007.