A coloratura soprano praised for her "scintillating precision" (Opera News), Emily Misch is establishing herself as a clear-voiced, versatile, and intelligent performer. This summer, she returns to the Glimmerglass Festival to sing the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. In 2020, she was scheduled to sing Lora in Die Feen with the Glimmerglass Festival and Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone at the Newport Music Festival, to perform the soprano solos in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (Altoona Symphony Orchestra) and Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Mass in F Major (Berkshire Choral International), and to appear in concert with the Mirror Visions Ensemble. She also performed Zamira in American Lyric Theater's workshop of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant.
In 2019, she made her Glimmerglass Festival debut as Florestine in The Ghosts of Versailles, a role she reprised with Château de Versailles Spectacles in France for her European debut, and joined Sarasota Opera to cover the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. Her 2017-2018 season included the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera North, and soprano solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Huntington Choral Society and in Carmina Burana with Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
Other recent engagements include the Ravinia Festival's Steans Music Institute (Vocal Fellow), Leah in Joel Mandelbaum's The Dybbuk at Queens College, Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (Mater Gloriosa) with Berkshire Choral International, Carmina Burana with the Westchester Choral Society, and Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Her 2015-2016 season included Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera in Williamsburg and Le feu, La princesse, and Le rossignol in L'enfant et les sortilèges with Opera on the Avalon. She is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where she was heard as the Controller in the New York premiere of Jonathan Dove's Flight and Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia.
A 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Finalist, she has also been awarded prizes from the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Mannes College, and Yale University, and has participated in young artist training programs at Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera North (NH), and Opera on the Avalon. She received a BA in Music from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Updated May 2021.
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