Emily D'Angelo

— Mezzo-Soprano

“Friday’s youngest competitor, twenty-three-year-old Emily D’Angelo, was also among the most impressive, with a sublime rendition of Rosina’s “Una voce poco fa” from Barbiere di Siviglia, fitting her smoky mezzo-soprano over the contours of the aria like an impeccably tailored glove. Her ornamentation was just right and her voice cascaded beautifully over it. Add a blazing top, clear, Italianate singing, and a wonderfully cheeky cabaletta, and you had the most promising performer of the day."
Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review (February 2018, George London Competition Finals)

"Emily D'Angelo, as Annio, displayed glowing mezza voce, using her sweet, romantic voice with fluttering abandon."
Henry Stewart, Opera News (June 2017, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, La clemenza di Tito)

“The Italian-Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo, with a voice hued like polished teak, proved vivacious and nimble in a Rossini comic number, and arrestingly vulnerable in an aria from Barber’s 'Vanessa.'”
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times (March 2016, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals)


Canadian-Italian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Finals, made her professional operatic debut in 2016 as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi under the baton of James Conlon. She is currently in her second year as a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera and winner of Plácido Domingo's Operalia 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The 2018/2019 season will include a return to the Canadian Opera Company for her role debut as Dorabella in Così . . .

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