Elvira O. Green, a North Carolinian by birth, a 1962 graduate from NCCU, began her professional career as a mezzo-soprano at the NY Metropolitan Opera. Miss Green has spent more than forty years on the world wide operatic, concert and musical theatre stages; San Francisco Opera, Teatro dell'opera di Roma, The Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, Holland, Washington Opera's Spoleto Festival in Melbourne, Australia, Metropolitan Opera on tour in Japan, International and European Tour of George Gershwin's masterpiece Porgy and Bess and a return engagement to Sydney, Australia for eight months in Hal Prince's Broadway production of Show Boat.
World premieres with lead,featured or supporting roles: Civil Wars, by Philip Glass; Sojourner, by Valerie Capers; The Outcast by Noa Ains and Incident at San Bajo by Patrick Byers.
Two historical recordings at the Smithsonian Performing Arts Archives: Handel's Messiah; Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert and selections from Sojourner by Valerie Capers.