“En un mot, Emily D’Angelo est un phénomène.”
A 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, Canadian-Italian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo is the first and only vocalist to have been presented with the Leonard Bernstein Award from the Schleswig Holstein Festival. D'Angelo made her stage debut as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, where she was honoured with the 2016 Monini Prize. One of Canada's "Top 30 Under 30" Classical Musicians, and WQXR NYC Public Radio’s "40 Under 40" singers to watch, D'Angelo has won first prize in numerous international competitions including the Metropolitan Opera Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Competition, the George London Competition, the Gerda Lissner Competition, the Innsbruck Baroque Competition, and the Operalia Competition where a historic win included First Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, the Birgit Nilsson Prize, and Audience Prize.
The 2019/2020 season will see D'Angelo return to both the Canadian Opera Company and Santa Fe Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as debuts at the Opéra de Rouen and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in the title role of Handel's Serse, and the Vienna Staatsoper as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. This season also includes concerts with the Puerto Rico San Juan Symphony, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Edmonton Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony.
The 2018/2019 season marked her debut season on stage at the Metropolitan Opera singing the roles of Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites, conducted by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and broadcasted in movie theatres across the world as a Met Live in HD. The season also included a return to the Canadian Opera Company for her role debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and company debuts with Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and the Santa Fe Opera as Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
In the 2017/2018 season, D’Angelo made a role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at The Glimmerglass Festival in a new production by Francesca Zambello, and a debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in excerpts from Die Zauberflöte with Gustavo Dudamel. D'Angelo performed Vaughn Williams's Serenade to Music in a live recording with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, which was Grammy Nominated for Best Classical Compendium 2019, and awarded a JUNO for Best Classical Album: Large Ensemble. Other performances included Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Montclair Orchestra; concerts at the Teatro del Lago in Chile, and at The Society for the Four Arts in Palm Beach; and recital debuts at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, which was filmed for the first ever international production of PBS's Live From Lincoln Center and has been released on DVD/CD as Odyssey.
In previous seasons she has sung recitals at the Elora Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, SongFest in Los Angeles, the Morgan Library in New York, Koerner Hall in Toronto. She performed the world premiere of Ana Sokolović's song cycle dawn always begins in the bones, and opened Toronto’s Contemporary Music Festival "21C” with the COC Orchestra performing Unsuk Chin's snagS&Snarls and the Canadian premiere of Matthew Aucoin's The Orphic Moment.
Toronto-born, D'Angelo is a graduate the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, and the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.