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Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds is sought out for her interpretations of both contemporary and traditional work. Ms Edmonds freelances for companies across Europe, the UK, US, and Australia. As an artist, she values collaboration, innovation, and imagination, and is enlivened by rigorous music-making and interrogative theatre-making.
Highlights of Ms. Edmonds' current season include performing/Assistant Directing with Sydney Chamber Opera, and an appearance as Cherubino with State Opera South Australia.
earth.voice.body / Sydney Chamber Opera
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / State Opera South Australia
OPERA PHILADELPHIA | MUSIC THEATRE WALES / 2019
"Emily Edmonds and Johnny Herford were hugely impressive… it was the ability to switch between multiple roles and make them sound distinctive which required a more creative and deft artistry."
"With such lean performing forces, quality counts, and we get it in spades in Edmonds’ molasses-and-honey mezzo…"
"Herford and Edmonds give blistering performances."
THE SUNDAY TIMES
"Emily Edmonds and Johnny Herford are beyond praise. Onstage throughout the seventy minutes of the work, and required to talk, speak over each other’s singing, move chairs and change places to exact timings, and eventually sustain long lines of vocal polyphony after an hour of role-playing, they perform with riveting artistry."
THE ARTS DESK
Denis & Katya
THE ROYAL OPERA / 2019
"… his lovemaking with Emily Edmonds’ delightful Varvara providing a much-needed dollop of joy in a dark story."
"... the very real human instincts and indulgences of Emily Edmonds Varvara and Andrew Tortise’s Kudrjas were a welcome relief. Edmonds was full of zest and freedom of spirit - leaping impetuously (and literally) into Kudrjas arms in the ‘garden’ scene."
" … she gave a convincing and stylishly sung performance of this pivotal role."
"... Emily Edmonds, singing beautifully while negotiating the sort of amorous manoeuvres that only exist on the opera stage."
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