Mezzo soprano Emily Edmonds holds a First Class Honours degree in Vocal Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in 2013 was a scholar with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera trust, holding the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship and Patrick & Vivian Gordon Award.
In 2014 Emily sang the role of Dritte Magd for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s concert performance of Strauss’ Elektra in February. In the Sydney Festival she performed in the Australian premiere of George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill for Sydney Chamber Opera and then appeared as Kate Julian in Britten’s Owen Wingrave also for Sydney Chamber Opera. Emily also played the role of ‘Cherubino’ for Opera New England’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro in January 2013.
Emily was a Young Artist with Pacific Opera Company from 2010 to 2012. Her performances with the company included the role of Second Lady in the Die Zauberflöte. In 2012 she also performed in Sydney Chamber Opera’s production Through the Gates as part of the Sydney Biennale, and was a finalist in the Mietta Song Competition where she was awarded a prize for artistry.
She is currently undertaking a period of intensive language study and coaching in Europe.
Emily's future engagements include Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, as part of the 2014 Discovery Series.
Emily will sing the role of Asteria in our production of Vivaldi's Bajazet in July 2015.