Emily has been performing opera around the world for over a decade. Some of her favorite roles are opera’s traditional trouser roles: Cherubino, Orfeo, Ariodante and Hansel to name a few. It’s no wonder that she’s received rave reviews for the roles that she enjoys the most! Emily is “Iridescent, lusty, and absolutely ideal”. While in her spare time Emily can be found trail running without human company (her dog Lupita wants you to know that she’s there) it is in the end the collaboration that inspires her to keep performing. From the excitement of premiering a new work, to the gratification of using music to benefit local causes, Emily values the team spirit of the artistic endeavors she undertakes whether they are across the globe, or closer to home.
“The mezzo’s characterizations have ranged from a sharp-elbowed, drily witty Rosina at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to an endearingly gawky Cherubino in Santa Fe and a bespectacled, man-hungry Peep-Bo in The Mikado at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she was a member of that company’s Ryan Center. This past summer, the thirty-two-year-old Wisconsin native created the role of the strong-willed, resourceful Ruby in Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.”