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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 include 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.

News and features

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

3 February 2015

Specially tailored Royal Opera programme offers extensive training for talented professionals.

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