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Recent highlights of Ms. Edmonds' 2019-2020 season include acclaimed performances in Denis & Katya with Opera Philadelphia and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges with Komische Oper Berlin.

Learn more about Ms. Edmonds' recent engagements from the 2019-2020 season as well as highlights of previous seasons. 

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Recent highlights of Ms. Edmonds' 2019-2020 season include acclaimed performances in Denis & Katya with Opera Philadelphia and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges with Komische Oper Berlin.

DENIS & KATYA  

Katya

Music Theatre Wales

UK Tour

Ms. Edmonds reprises the role of Katya in the UK tour of Philip Venables & Ted Huffman's production of Denis & Katya. Revolving around the deaths of two 15-year-old runaways, this multimedia production uses verbatim text to examine the vast public response to these events, what that reveals about our society, and what it means to make an opera out of it.

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Dorabella

Classical Opera Company

London & Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sicily, Italy

Ms Edmonds joins an international cast to perform the role of Dorabella in Classical Opera Company's performances of Mozart's masterpiece, Così fan tutte.

NOVEMBER 2019

DENIS & KATYA  

Katya

Opera Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman−the duo behind the award-winning 4:48 Psychosis–team up once again on this powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines world premiere about the deaths of two 15-year-old runaways. This multimedia production uses verbatim text to examine the vast public response to these events, what that reveals about our society, and what it means to make an opera out of it. Ms. Edmonds makes her Opera Philadelphia debut.

SEPTEMBER 2019

L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES  

L'enfant

Komische Oper Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Ms. Edmonds makes her debut at Komische Oper Berlin, playing the title role of L'enfant in this imaginative production of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. A collaboration with 1927 Theatre Company, presented alongside Stravinsky's Petrushka as a double bill.

APRIL - JUNE 2019

KATYA KABANOVA

Varvara

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds returned to the Royal Opera House to sing the role of Varvara in Richard Jones' new production of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, joining rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch under the baton of Edward Gardner. 

FEBRUARY 2019

ARTASERSE

Semira

Pinchgut Opera

Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds performed the role of Semira in the Australian Premiere Hasse’s Artaserse, joining four-time Grammy Award-nominated Vivica Genaux and Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

Mlle Dangeville

Verbier Festival

Verbier, Switzerland

Ms. Edmonds performed the role of Mlle Dangeville in the Verbier Festival's performance of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Broadcast live on Medici TV. Whilst at the festival, Emily also performed in the prestigious 25th Anniversary Gala concert, alongside Martin Fröst and Thomas Quasthoff

JULY 2018

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG

Magdalene (cover)

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds covered the role of Magdalene in Kasper Holten’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - his “farewell to ROH” production.

MARCH 2017

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

Agathe / Dargelos

Royal Ballet

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds performed the roles of Agathe/Dargelos in Les Enfants Terribles, the third in Philip Glass’s trilogy of works inspired by the writings of Jean Cocteau. This production of Glass’s 1996 dance opera, part of the global festivities celebrating Glass’s 80th birthday, was choreographed and directed by the acclaimed choreographer Javier De Frutos.

MARCH 2017

MANON LESCAUT

Madrigal Singer

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds performed the role of The Madrigal Singer in Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Dorabella (cover)

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds covered the role of Dorabella in the Royal Opera House's production of Mozart and Da Ponte's comedic masterpiece, Così fan tutte.

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2016

4.48 PSYCHOSIS

Cast member

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Philip Venables propelled himself to the forefront of contemporary opera with his 2016 adaptation of 4.48 Psychosis, the astonishing final play by the radical British playwright Sarah Kane. Venables responded to the melody and rhythm innate to Kane’s writing to create an innovative and extremely powerful work of music theatre. Ms. Edmonds appeared as a cast member in this new production.

MAY 2016

ORPHEUS

Aglaea / Atropos / Bacchus

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds appeared as Aglaea / Atropos / Bacchus in Keith Warner's production of Rossi's Orpheus, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2015

BAZAJET

Asteria

Pinchgut Opera

Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds appeared as Asteria in the Australian premiere of Vivaldi's Bazajet, later released as a CD with ABC Classics and Pinchgut Live.

JULY 2015

INTO THE LITTLE HILL

Mezzo-soprano soloist

Sydney Chamber Opera

Sydney, Australia

Renowned playwright Martin Crimp warps the Pied Piper legend into a dark political tragedy, as George Benjamin’s dangerously beautiful score for Into the Little Hill lures the audience into a maze of sound and story. Ms. Edmonds appeared as the mezzo-soprano soloist in this lesser-known work.

JANUARY 2014

OWEN WINGRAVE

Kate Julian

Sydney Chamber Opera

Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds performed the role of Kate Julian in Benjamin Britten's Owen Wingrave. Based on a Henry James ghost story, Owen Wingrave is a statement of Britten’s lifelong pacifism. Composed during the Vietnam War, it is the story of a young soldier from an eminent military family whose anti-war instincts lead him to rebel against his upbringing.

AUGUST 2013

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