Emily D’Angelo Signs Exclusive Deal with Deutsche Grammophon

By Francisco Salazar

Emily D’Angelo has signed an exclusive agreement with Deutsche Grammophon.

The 26-year-old Italian-Canadian mezzo-soprano is well known as a recitalist and concert singer as well as for her roles in opera. Her debut album for DG Classics will be entitled “enargeia” and is set for release on Oct. 8,  2021.

Her debut album will feature music by composers Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Grammy Award-winning Hildur Guðnadóttir.

In a statement, D’Angelo said, “It’s a tremendous honor to join Deutsche Grammophon at such an exciting time in the label’s history. In the spirit of artistic adventure and creativity, the DG team supported my idea of exploring the ancient concept of enargeia – which permeates all the music on this album – and together we’ve created a cohesive listening experience from these extraordinary works. Above all, we share a passion for communicating in ways that can move, inspire and connect people”.

Meanwhile, Dr. Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon, said, “Emily is an extraordinary vocalist. She has set the opera world alight at an age when many artists are only just starting their careers and has shown her virtuosity and versatility in so many genres. Her DG debut album provides a rich contemporary context to Hildegard’s music, which I’m sure will touch listeners at the deepest level. We look forward to developing equally thought-provoking projects with her in the future.”

D’Angelo has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Berlin Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, and Bayerische Staatsoper, among others.