PRESS: Reviews, Articles and interviews


REVIEWS


Les Enfants Terribles
- Royal Ballet, The Barbican

"Only mezzo Emily Edmonds (Agathe) finds the depth and range of tone colour to match her dancer-double." THE SPECTATOR


Jette Parker Summer Performance
- Royal Opera House

"Emily Edmonds was a vivacious Varvara and as Prince Orlofsky she got the party going with a swing. Edmonds won acclaim in her native Australia before joining the JPYA Programme in 2015 and one can see why: her mezzo is full and sensuous, and she has sparkling stage presence. Her performances next season, which include Kate Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) and Tebaldo (Don Carlo) will be keenly anticipated" OPERA TODAY


Jette Parker Summer Performance
- Royal Opera House

"Nobody had anything less than a good voice but – in my opinion – only three singers genuinely commanded the stage and particularly drew my eyes to them... Australia’s Emily Edmonds..." SEEN AND HEARD


Jette Parker Summer Performance
- Royal Opera House

"It was again Emily Edmonds’ Musetta [Leoncavallo's La Boheme] who caught the eye and ear as a tart-with-a-heart prowling the stage" SEEN AND HEARD


448 Psychosis - Royal Opera House,
Lyric Hammersmith

"The cast consists of six female singers. Each pulls with equal weight and delivers the raw text with selfless commitment" THE GUARDIAN

READ MORE


448 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, 
Lyric Hammersmith

"4.48 Psychosis opera is rawly powerful and laceratingly honest… All praise to the Chroma ensemble, and the totally committed cast" THE TELEGRAPH

READ MORE


Orpheus - Royal Opera House

"Emily Edmonds, recently arrived from Australia on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, plays the roles of Aglaea and Atropos, and - with her fine mezzo, and leggy, supermodel stage presence - is definitely one for the future." MAIL ON SUNDAY


Bajazet - Pinchgut Opera

“As his daughter Asteria, Australian mezzo Emily Edmonds displays a gorgeous, even voice, making every word count, a standout for attention to detail in recitative.” ABC LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

READ MORE


Bajazet - Pinchgut Opera

"Bajazet's daughter Asteria, calculating in her acceptance of Tamerlano's desire both to marry her and rile her father at the same time, was given fervent know-how by Emily Edmonds... rich in technique and expression." BACHTRACK

READ MORE


Bajazet - Pinchgut Opera

“As Asteria, firm-voiced mezzo soprano Emily Edmonds shrewdly balanced expressive intensity with beauty of sound.” THE AUSTRALIAN 

READ MORE


Bajazet - Pinchgut Opera

"Edmonds is sublime as Asteria." AUSTRALIAN STAGE


Bajazet - Pinchgut Opera

“The story really belongs to the spirited and defiant women. Mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds’ Asteria is heartbreaking in her efforts to kill Tamerlano and save her father.” AUSSIE THEATRE

READ MORE


Elektra -  Sydney Symphony Orchestra

"Amongst a fine set of maids... especially Emily Edmonds stood out for vocal power and use of the text." ABC LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

READ MORE


Into the Little Hill - Sydney Chamber Opera

“Edmonds, in full-toned, creamy voice, is able to capture perfectly the contrasts between the duplicitous politician and his wife while singing the pants off of Crimp’s brilliant language with real engagement."
ABC LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

READ MORE


Owen Wingrave - Sydney Chamber Opera

"Edmonds is quite a force of nature. The role of Kate was written for Dame Janet Baker and it’s no backhanded compliment to say that she reminded me of the great mezzo on more than one occasion. The voice is ravishing, and powerful too, and she inhabits the role with a confidence that belies the musical complexity." ABC LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

READ MORE


Owen Wingrave - Sydney Chamber Opera

"...hers is an instrument of, apparently, boundless potency, which goes beyond competence and control, to consummately enrapture."
CRIKEY ARTS REVIEW

READ MORE


Owen Wingrave - Sydney Chamber Opera

 "Against him is arrayed a trio of fearsome women, led by Emily Edmonds as Kate ... Her sound is coloured and thrilling, just as the character is herself chilling." SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

READ MORE


Owen Wingrave - Sydney Chamber Opera

"Owen's fiancee Kate is an unlikeable woman, yet Emily Edmonds finds a way to make her understandable and does so with a beautifully produced mezzo that is penetrating without losing its smooth texture." THE AUSTRALIAN



ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS


Schmopera - "Spotlight on: Emily Edmonds"

"Edmonds spoke thoughtfully with us about her love of the rehearsal room, and the importance of being brave ...

As a young singer and actor, I fell in love with the rehearsal room. The deep, interrogative, ambitious work that happens there. The great privilege of being part of that huge team, who are all daring to see what can be discovered, created.

I value making, creating, and empathy - I believe our work as singers is a rich environment for these pursuits. If we are courageous enough to allow ourselves to be heard, and really seen, I think we can create things that speak to an audience. Perhaps through seeing and hearing us, they can be encouraged to see and hear others ..."

READ MORE


Royal Opera House - "People - Emily Edmonds"

"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."

READ MORE


ABC Limelight - "Emily Edmonds becomes Covent Garden's latest Aussie recruit"

"This year mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds, a rising star at home who has received excellent notices in recent years, becomes the latest opera hopeful to receive the Covent Garden call up."
 

READ MORE


Royal Opera House - "Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme"

Five new singers have been selected to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015.

Russian soprano Vlada Borovko, Irish soprano Jennifer Davis, Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds, Korean tenor David Junghoon Kim and British bass David Shipley were selected from more than 370 applicants from 59 countries.

READ MORE