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About


"Mezzo Emily Hughes brought the page-boy Cherubino to charming adolescent life, winning warm applause for both Non so piu, cosa son and Voi che sapete. Hughes' vocal and dramatic aplomb were further hailed during the curtain calls." (In Le nozze di Figaro with Panopera, January 26, 2018)

The Springfield Republican

 

"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." (As Calisto in La Calisto with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, August 20, 2017) -Oberon's Grove

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About


"Mezzo Emily Hughes brought the page-boy Cherubino to charming adolescent life, winning warm applause for both Non so piu, cosa son and Voi che sapete. Hughes' vocal and dramatic aplomb were further hailed during the curtain calls." (In Le nozze di Figaro with Panopera, January 26, 2018)

The Springfield Republican

 

"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." (As Calisto in La Calisto with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, August 20, 2017) -Oberon's Grove

 

Biography

The 2017/2018 season saw many role and company debuts for mezzo soprano Emily Hughes. After receiving the Jeiven Emerging Artist Award for her performances with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble in 2016, she returned there in 2017 to perform the title role of Cavalli's La Calisto. She also sang her first Cherubino in Panopera's production of Le nozze di Figaro and Second Lady in The Magic Flute at the Nahant Music Festival, where she was an apprentice artist. Additionally, she was an apprentice artist at Teatro Nuovo for Will Crutchfield's esteemed bel canto program (formerly at Caramoor), where she studied and performed excerpts of the role of Annio and was selected to perform in a masterclass with Jennifer Larmore.

Emily begins the 2018/2019 season with two company debuts, playing Lola in Cavalleria rusticana with Taconic Opera and the Shepherdess in John Blow's Venus and Adonis with New Camerata Opera. Some favorite past 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 soloist for both Carmina Burana and Vivaldi's Gloria. She has also premiered concert works by Ellen Mandel, 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  and Upcoming Performances

 

October 2018

Lola

Cavalleria rusticana

Taconic Opera

Yorktown Heights, NY

 

August 2018

Annio

Scenes from La clemenza di tito

Teatro Nuovo

Purchase, NY

 

June 2018

Second Lady

The magic flute

The Nahant Music Festival

Nahant, MA

 

January 2018

Cherubino

Le nozze di figaro

Panopera

Northampton, MA

 

August 2017

Calisto

La Calisto

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble

New York, NY