“En un mot, Emily D’Angelo est un phénomène.”
Canadian-Italian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo made her stage debut in 2016 as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi under the baton of James Conlon.
The 2018/2019 season marked her debut season on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, where her roles include 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.
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. She will appear as a soloist with the Puerto Rico San Juan Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony.
D'Angelo is the first and only vocalist to be presented with the Leonard Bernstein Award from the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, and was the winner of the 2018 Operalia Competition where she was awarded the First Prize, Zarzuela Prize, Birgit Nilsson Prize, and Audience Prize. She was the winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Grand Finals, the 2018 George London Competition, the 2017 Innsbruck International Cesti Competition for Baroque Opera, the 2017 Gerda Lissner International Voice Competition, the 2017 Canadian Opera Company Quilico Awards Competition, the 2016 American National Opera Association Competition, and the 2015 Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition. She was awarded Second Prize, the Radio-Canada Audience Choice Award, and the Best Canadian Artist Award at the 2018 Montreal International Competition, and was also awarded Second Prize at the 2017 Neue Stimmen Competition and the 2015 OREL Foundation Ziering-Conlon Competition. In 2016 she was honoured with the Premio Monini from the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, was a grateful recipient of the Jaqueline Desmarais Foundation Grant, was named one of Canada's "Top 30 Under 30" Classical Musicians, and one of "40 Under 40" singers to watch by WQXR NYC Public Radio.
In the 2017/2018 season, D’Angelo made her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at The Glimmerglass Festival in a new production by Francesca Zambello, and her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in excerpts from Die Zauberflöte under Gustavo Dudamel. She was a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in performances and a recording of Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music (Grammy Nominated for Best Classical Compendium 2019, JUNO Award Winner for Best Classical Album: Large Ensemble), Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Montclair Orchestra, and concerts at the Teatro del Lago in Chile, and at The Society for the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The season also included her recital debuts at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre in Athens, Greece, at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, which was filmed for the first ever international production of PBS's Live From Lincoln Center.
In previous seasons she has given 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.
Hailing from Toronto, D'Angelo is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, and the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.