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Emily Hughes,                                 Mezzo-Soprano

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Emily Hughes,                                 Mezzo-Soprano

 

"Ms. Hughes was the lovely focal-point of the story; with her clear, appealing timbre and a charming streak of vulnerability in her personification of the role, the young soprano made Jupiter's infatuation entirely understandable."

-Oberon's Grove (La Calisto, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble)

 

"...Emily Hughes also sang Fauré ... wedding text and music seamlessly."

 -TheatreScene.net (Chansons de Baudelaire, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble)

 

"In the long role of Calisto, Emily Hughes commanded the Baroque style"

 -The Observer (La Calisto, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble)

 

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Bio


Bio


 

Biography

Emily Hughes is a versatile artist known for her strong stage presence and musicianship. After receiving the Jeiven Emerging Artist Award for her performances with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble in 2016, she returned to there this summer to perform the title role of Cavalli's La Calisto under the direction of Charlie Weaver. In the winter, she will sing the role of Cherubino in Panopera's production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Other favorite roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Connecticut Lyric Opera, Elsa in The Grand Duke (Gilbert and Sullivan) with Utopia Opera, and Messaggera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at DePaul Opera Theatre. She also played Summer in the first staged reading of Super! A Musical Parody at N.E.W. Musicals in Manhattan. Equally at home on the concert stage, she has been a soprano soloist for both Carmina Burana and Vivaldi's Gloria. She has also premiered concert works by Parker Gaims, Peter Kramer, and Nicolas Namoradze. In addition to her experience working on new compositions, Emily has a great interest in performing early music. She sings with the New York Continuo Collective and has performed with the Baroque Academy at Amherst Early Music Festival and Haymarket Opera Company. Emily received her Bachelors of Music from DePaul University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Music from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College. She is based in NYC, where she studies with Mark Schnaible. 

 
 
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Performances


Performances


Recent Performances

 

August 2017

Calisto

La Calisto

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble

New York, NY

 

March 2017

Elsa

The Grand duke

Utopia Opera

New York, NY

 

August 2016

Lisette

La Rondine (ACT I only) in: "Scenes from the Demimonde"

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble

New York, NY

 

June 2016

Poppea, Amore

L'incoronazione di Poppea (scenes)

Haymarket Opera Company

Summer Opera course; Chicago, IL

 

May 2016

Soloist

CARMINA BURANA

Brooklyn College Choirs

BROOKLYN, NY