Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo Wins Major Prize From Lincoln Center

By David Salazar
(Credit: Daniel Denino)

Lincoln Center has announced its 2020 Emerging Artist Award Winners, all of whom will be honored on Feb. 26, 2020 at Alice Tully Hall.

The talents represent a wide array of different artistic discipline, including film, music, dance, composition, among others. In the opera world, mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo was selected to represent the Metropolitan Opera.

The Canadian-Italian mezzo made her Met debut in 2018-19 across three different operas including “La Clemenza di Tito,” “The Magic Flute,” and “Dialogues des Carmélites.”

She was also a winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in addition to a number of other major awards including three awards at the 2018 Operalia Competition the 2018 George London Competition, among many others; she is also the first and only vocalist to win the Leonard Bernstein Award from the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival.

Other winners include director Lileana Blain-Cruz, violinist Stella Chen, violinist Tessa Lark, dancer Ruby Lister, clarinetist Sebastian Manz, trumpet player Riley Mulherkar, filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu, dancer Unity Phelan, composer Ellen Reid, and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper.