Lily Smith

Lily Smith portrait


Lily Smith is a 24-year-old French-American soprano. She was born and raised in Paris, France, and later moved to the United States.

This past spring, Lily earned her Master’s of Music from the Thornton School of Music at USC, in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Lily graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Bachelor of Arts in French language. Lily currently resides in Southern California where she continues to study with the renowned professor Elisabeth Hynes as she prepares for this fall’s audition season.


Villager 1 in I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

November 2022 | Opera West, Santa Fe

Gilda in The Three Feathers by Lori Laitman

August 2022 | Steamboat Opera Artist Institute

Cendrillon in Cendrillon by Jules Massenet

July 2022 | Chicago Summer Opera

Madam Mathilde in On Gold Mountain by Nathan Wang

May 2022 | Los Angeles Opera Connects

Svetlana in All the Truths We Cannot See by Uljas Pulkkis

March 2022 | Helsinki, Finland


August 4, 2021 | Château du Châtelier, Paulmy, France


July 3, 2021 | Cergy-Pontoise, France

Léontine in L’Amant Anonyme by Joseph Bologne

Spring 2021 | University of Southern California

*production canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Minnie in The Night Flight of Minerva’s Owl by Guang Yang

Fall 2020 | University of Southern California



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