Artist Of The Week: Emily D’Angelo

By Francisco Salazar

Just a few months ago Emily D’Angelo became the talk of the town as she won the Operalia competition. Not only did she walk away with the first prize, but she was also the audience’s favorite. Her performance blew audiences away and now at just 24-years-old, she has established herself as one of the biggest rising stars of her generation. Now she returns to her home country for a new role.

The mezzo-soprano will be making her role debut as Dorabella in “Così Fan Tutte,” Mozart’s final Da Ponte opera and one of the most popular in the repertoire.  The new role marks her second leading lady since winning Operalia and her return to the Canadian Opera where she made her debut in the 2016-17 season as the Second Lady in another Mozart opera, “Die Zauberflöte.”

She will also bring the role to the Santa Fe Opera this summer for those who are not in Canada. Additionally, the mezzo has a number of debuts this season, including her first Berlin Staatsoper performance in the role of Cherubino and a return to the Metropolitan Opera, where she debuted earlier this season. There she sings “La Clemenza di Tito” and “Dialogues des Carmélites.” The mezzo also sings a number of recitals around the world.


For those not familiar with D’Angelo’s voice, here is a clip from the Neue Stimmen competition:

And here she is in her Operalia-winning performance.


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