Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, singing Aglaea/Atropos/Bacchus (Orpheus), Alms Sister (Suor Angelica), Käthchen (Werther), Singer and Musician (Manon Lescaut), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera and in Les Enfants Terribles for The Royal Ballet. She returns in the 2018/19 Season as Varvara (Katya Kabanova).
Edmonds studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (graduating with First Class Honours) and on the Young Artists Programme with Pacific Opera Company. She was the Dame Nellie Melba scholar for the Melba Opera Trust. Early opera engagements included Asteria (Bajazet) for Pinchgut Opera, Kate Julian (Owen Wingrave) and roles in Through the Gates and the Australian premiere of Into the Little Hill for Sydney Chamber Opera, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) for Opera New England and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for Pacific Opera. Since leaving the JPYAP appearances have included Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) for Verbier Festival and Semira (Artaserse) for Pinchgut Opera. She is currently an Associate Artist with Classical Opera Company.
Edmonds’s concert engagements include Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Third Maid (Elektra) with Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
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Lauren Fagan, Emily Edmonds, Mark Milhofer and Keri Fuge in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Verena Gunz, Emily Edmonds, Louise Alder and Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Emily Edmonds in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Jennifer Davis, Mary Bevan, Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Emily Edmonds in Orpheus
Susanna Hurrell, Emily Edmonds, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis
Emily Edmonds and Elizabeth DeShong in Madama Butterfly
Emily Edmonds in Madama Butterfly
Emily Edmonds in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore
Renata Skarelyte as Le Cercatrici, Emily Edmonds as Two Alms Sister, Elena Zilio as Monitress in Suor Angelica
Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis
Mark Milhofer, Lauren Fagan, Keri Fuge, Emily Edmonds and Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Ermonela Jaho and Emily Edmonds in Madama Butterfly
Emily Edmonds and David Gowland in recital at Swiss Church, 2016
Emily Edmonds as Katherine Käthchen and Rick Zwart as Brühlmann in Werther, Royal Opera House
Francesca Chiejina, Gyula Nagy, Thomas Atkins, Vlada Borovko and Emily Edmonds in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016
David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016
David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Emily Edmonds performing at Blackheath Halls
Emily Edmonds and Mary Bevan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
Sondra Radvanovsky, Emily Edmonds and Eric Halfvarson in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera
Jennifer Davis, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Lucy Schaufer, Emily Edmonds and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis
Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Emily Edmonds in 4.48 Psychosis
Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Susanna Hurrell in 4.48 Psychosis