Praised as a “superb singer-actor” with a “coloured and thrilling” voice, Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds is sought out for her interpretations of both contemporary and traditional work.
In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. Edmonds will reprise Saariaho’s Quatre Instants with Sydney Chamber Opera as both performer and assistant director, and will sing the role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro with State Opera South Australia.
Recent engagements include Ms. Edmonds performing as the mezzo-soprano for Britten/Styles’ Canticles/Awakening Shadow with the Sydney Chamber Opera, and returning to Phoenix Central Park and Sydney Chamber Opera to perform Saariaho’s Quatre instants.
In 2019-2020, Ms. Edmonds garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance as the mezzo-soprano in Venables’ Denis & Katya, first performing in the world premiere at Opera Philadelphia, where she offered a “molasses-and-honey mezzo” (Broadway World) and “riveting artistry” (The Arts Desk), then went on to join Music Theatre Wales in the UK premiere and subsequent UK tour of the work. Also during this period, Ms. Edmonds reprised the title role for the award-winning virtual production of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges produced by Vopera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, debuted the role of Dorabella in Classical Opera Company’s Così fan tutte.