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Emily Edmonds

Emily Edmonds


Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds was a member of the Pacific Opera Company Young Artists Program and joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 201516 Season performing Aglaea/Atropos/Bacchus in Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, Alms Sister in Suor Angelica and Käthchen in Werther on the main stage and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis in the Lyric Hammersmith.

Her upcoming roles include Musician (Madrigal Singer) in Manon Lescaut, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Tebaldo in Don Carlo, covers Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Magdalena in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Emilia in Otello for The Royal Opera, and Agathe / Dargelos in Les Enfants Terribles for The Royal Ballet, Varvara in Káťa Kabanová for New Zealand Opera and debuts with Classical Opera Company Opera Holland Park and Scottish Opera.

Other operatic engagements comprise Asteria in Bajazet for Pinchgut Opera, Kate Julian in Owen Wingrave and roles in Through the Gates and the Australian premiere of Into the Little Hill for Sydney Chamber Opera, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera New England and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte for Pacific Opera.

On the concert stage she sang Sea Pictures and Third Maid in Elektra with Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Emily Edmonds was a scholar with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, holding the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship and the Patrick and Vivian Gordon Award. She has received an Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart grant, and Australian Music Foundation and Tait memorial trust awards.

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