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Emily Edmonds

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Emily Edmonds in action.
Emily Edmonds in Orpheus © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

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), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Tebaldo (Don Carlo) 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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Photos

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

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin and Vlada Borovko in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Emily Edmonds

Susanna Hurrell, Emily Edmonds, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

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

Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in Orpheus

Emily Edmonds and Mary Bevan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Emily Edmonds as Katherine Käthchen and Rick Zwart as Brühlmann in Werther, Royal Opera House

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

David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Emily Edmonds performing at Blackheath Halls

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