Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2015/16 Season. In her first Season her roles included Third Grace/Third Fate (Orpheus) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, Alms Sister (Suor Angelica) and Käthchen (Werther) on the main stage and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis in the Lyric Hammersmith. Her roles in the 2016/17 Season include Singer and Musician (Manon Lescaut) and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for The Royal Opera and in Les Enfants Terribles for The Royal Ballet.
Edmonds studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and on the Young Artists Programme with Pacific Opera Company. Operatic engagements include 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. Concert engagements include The Sea Pictures and Third Maid (Elektra) with Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Edmonds was a scholar with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, holding the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship and the Patrick and Vivian Gordon Award. She has received an Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart grant allowing her to continue her studies abroad.
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Emily Edmonds in Orpheus
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
Jette Young Artists in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016
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
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
Emily Edmonds in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore
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 as Katherine Käthchen and Rick Zwart as Brühlmann in Werther, Royal Opera House
Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in Orpheus
Emily Edmonds and Mary Bevan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe
David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Emily Edmonds performing at Blackheath Halls
Emily Edmonds and David Gowland in recital at Swiss Church, 2016
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
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
Sondra Radvanovsky, Emily Edmonds and Eric Halfvarson in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera