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 2015/16 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 Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos for Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, Varvara in Katya Kabanova for New Zealand Opera, Giacinta La finta semplice for Classical Opera Company.
Current season roles include Aglaea/Atropos/Bacchus Orpheus, Shakespeare’s Globe, Alms Sister Suor Angelica, Käthchen Werther, 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Opera House, London), Asteria Bajazet (Pinchgut Opera), Kate Julian Owen Wingrave, Into the Little Hill (Sydney Chamber Opera), Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro (Opera New England), Second Lady Die Zauberflöte (Pacific Opera), Varvara Kat’a Kabanova, Musette La bohème Leoncavallo (Jette Parker Young Artists Programme)
Future engagements include Emily's return to the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, Pinchgut Opera and her debut at the Komische Oper Berlin.
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.
Emily sang the role of Asteria in our production of Vivaldi's Bajazet in July 2015, and will sing the role of Semira in Hasse's Artaserse in 2018.