Elisabeth Mehl Greene

Composer | Writer


"Summer 478 BCE: Esther" - 45th Parallel, August 2022

Deer at Dawn” - CIRQUE, July 2022

"Watching Qalb al-Adala" - Issue 9: Gibberish, Lucky Jefferson, April 2022

"Magicians" - Issue 27: Shared Worlds, NonBinary Review from Zoetic Press, March 2022

Arbor - NIU Faculty Recital: Renée Vogen, horn and Eleanor Kirk, harp, January 2022

Hajar - National Opera Association Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition finalist, January 2022

"Visiting Lalla Essaydi's Revisions" and "Bible Museum" - Bourgeon, January 2022

"Adventus Elizabeth" - Untold Volumes, November 2021

"Gold Room" - VoiceCatcher, May 2021


Elisabeth Mehl Greene is a composer/writer working in the Washington DC area with a doctorate from the University of Maryland. Her opera Hajar won a commission from the University of Maryland and was a finalist for the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition. Her scenes written at Tapestry Opera’s Composer-Librettist Laboratory receive performances around the US and Canada. DC area choir, Six Degree Singers, premiered her choral works including COLOR, an eleven-movement piece for choir and instruments. Greene’s bilingual children’s opera, Ce que raconte le conte / How the Story Goes was read at the Lycée Rochambeau. Her first opera, Reading Lolita in Tehran, was read by the Maryland Opera Studio’s New Works Initiative. Elisabeth is the author of Lady Midrash: Poems Reclaiming the Voices of Biblical Women; her literary work appears in 45th Parallel, CIRQUE, Lucky Jefferson, NonBinary Review, Bourgeon, Untold Volumes, VoiceCatcher, Mizna, and the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.