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Recent highlights of Ms. Edmonds' 2022-2023 season included performances with the Sydney Chamber Opera and Phoenix Central Park, as well as Assistant Directing credits. In her 2023-2024 season, she works again with Sydney Chamber Opera, and performs Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with State Opera South Australia.

Learn more about Ms. Edmonds' recent engagements from the 2023-2024 season as well as highlights of previous seasons. 

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Highlights of Ms. Edmonds' 2023-2024 season include performances of Saariaho’s Quatre Instants, and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. 2024 sees Ms. Edmonds collaborating on new works with colleagues in Germany, Australia, and the UK.

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 
Cherubino

State Opera South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia

Ms. Edmonds returned to the role of Cherubino for a new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at State Opera South Australia, directed by Nicholas Cannon and conducted by Tobias Ringborg.

NOVEMBER 16, 18, 21, 23, & 25, 2023

EARTH.VOICE.BODY 
Mezzo-soprano + Assistant Director

Sydney Chamber Opera
Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds performed a staged version of Kaija Saariaho’s Quatre Instants in this triple bill of 20th and 21st century works for solo voice. Ms. Edmonds also worked as assistant director on this piece and La voix humaine, as part of this project.

SEPTEMBER 28 & 30, 2023
OCTOBER 3, 5, & 7, 2023

AWAKENING SHADOW 
Mezzo-soprano + Assistant Director

Sydney Chamber Opera
Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds appeared in this Australian premiere of Benjamin Britten and Luke Styles' Awakening Shadow / Canticles. The work examined Benjamin Britten’s crisis of faith, through the singing body. Ms. Edmonds also worked as assistant director on this production.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2022

IN SONG
Mezzo-soprano 

Sydney Chamber Opera & Phoenix Central Park
Sydney, Australia

Ms. Edmonds (mezzo-soprano) and Jack Symonds (piano) appeared in recital, performing works by Saariaho, Symonds, and Barber. This recital project was recorded and released by Phoenix Central Park.

JUNE 2021

L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES
L'enfant

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vopera
Virtual Production

Ms. Edmonds reprised the role of L'enfant for this virtual production of L'enfant et les sortilèges, presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vopera. This innovative production won the Opera award at the South Bank Sky Arts awards in 2021.

NOVEMBER 2020

DENIS & KATYA  
Mezzo-soprano

Music Theatre Wales

UK Tour

After performing this acclaimed new work in the US with Opera Philadelphia in 2019, Ms. Edmonds gave the UK premiere and subsequently toured this production of Philip Venables & Ted Huffman's Denis & Katya.

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Dorabella

Classical Opera Company

London & Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sicily, Italy

Ms Edmonds joined 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  
Mezzo-soprano

Opera Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Ms. Edmonds collaborated again with composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman - the duo behind the award-winning 4:48 Psychosis. This multimedia production for two voices and four cellos used verbatim text to examine the vast public response to real-life events, what that reveals about our society, and what it means to make an opera out of it. Ms. Edmonds made her Opera Philadelphia debut with this production.

SEPTEMBER 2019

L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES  

L'enfant

Komische Oper Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Ms. Edmonds made her debut at Komische Oper Berlin, and played 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' Olivier award-winning new production of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, joining 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 of Hasse’s Artaserse. This production won Best Rediscovered Work at the International Opera Awards. The recording is commercially available, distributed on the Pinchgut Live label.

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
Mezzo-sopr

Royal Opera House

London, United Kingdom

Ms. Edmonds was part of the small ensemble cast of women that brought this now internationally-acclaimed work to life for the first time. Composed by Philip Venables and directed by Ted Huffman, this opera is a setting of 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.

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

Ms. Edmonds appeared as the mezzo-soprano in the Australian premiere of Benjamin’s opera for two voices and orchestra, performed as part of the Sydney Festival. 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. 

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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