Lily Smith

Lily Smith portrait


Lily Smith is a 25-year-old French-American soprano. She was born and raised in Paris, France, and later moved to the United States.

This summer, Smith will be singing Laetitia in Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief” as a Studio Artist for Angels Vocal Academy. She spent part of her spring in France, where she performed a private recital in a chateau of Normandy for the yearly “Pierres et Lumières” event.

Lily Smith holds a Master’s of Music Degree from the Thornton School of Music at USC, in Los Angeles. She also earned a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

In 2022, Lily Smith took on a great variety of roles. She sang Svetlana in the world premiere of All The Truths We Cannot See in Helsinki, Finland. Upon returning to LA, she interpreted the role of Madam Mathilde in LA Opera Connect’s production of On Gold Mountain and then joined Opera Steamboat to sing Princess Gilda in The Three Feathers. Leaving the contemporary repertoire, Lily also had the pleasure of being Cendrillon in Massenet’s Cendrillon with Chicago Summer Opera, and went on to Santa Fe, NM, to take part in Opera West’s production of I Pagliacci. 


Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti

Recital Saint-Denis-Maisoncelles

May 2023 | Normandy, France

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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