Emily Misch

A coloratura soprano praised for her “scintillating precision” (Opera News), Emily Misch is establishing herself as a clear-voiced, versatile, and intelligent performer. In 2019, she joins the Glimmerglass Festival, where she will sing the role of Florestine in The Ghosts of Versailles, and Sarasota Opera, where she will cover the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. Her 2017-2018 season included the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera North, soprano solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Huntington Choral Society, and the soprano solo in Carmina Burana with Altoona Symphony Orchestra.

Other recent engagements include the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute (Vocal Fellow), Valeria in the workshop of Tom Cipullo’s Mayo at the National Opera Center, Leah in Joel Mandelbaum’s The Dybbuk at Queens College, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Mater Gloriosa) with Berkshire Choral International, Carmina Burana with the Westchester Choral Society, and Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Her 2015-2016 season included Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera in Williamsburg and Le feu, La princesse, and Le rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges with Opera on the Avalon. She is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where she was heard as the Controller in the New York premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia.

Concert performances include Respighi’s Deità silvane (Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute), Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire (Neue Galerie New York), Benjamin Britten’s Les illuminations (Garden City Chamber Music Society), and premieres of works by Joel Mandelbaum, Wendy Griffiths, and Joseph Hallman. She was a featured soloist on the New York City Opera gala in honor of Julius Rudel alongside Fredericka Von Stade, Christine Goerke, Placido Domingo, and others.

A 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Finalist, she has also been awarded prizes from the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, the Gerda Lissner Foundation in association with the Liederkranz Foundation, Mannes College, and Yale University, and has participated in young artist training programs at Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera North (NH), and Opera on the Avalon. She received a BA in Music from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Current & Upcoming Performances

16
February
2019
Die Zauberflöte
Queen of the Night (Cover)
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota
Sarasota Opera House
13
July
2019
The Ghosts of Versailles
Florestine
The Glimmerglass Festival
Cooperstown, NY
Alice Busch Opera Theater

Past Performances

19
December
2018
EMMA Concert Series
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johan Strauss II
The Gainesville Orchestra
St. Augustine, FL
Lewis Auditorium
11
November
2018
Veterans Day
New York
The Community Church of New York
12
October
2018
Scalia/Ginsburg (Derrick Wang)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Opera North
Junction, VT
Briggs Opera House
3
August
2018
The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Olympia
Opera North
Lebanon, NH
Lebanon Opera House
3
June
2018
Recital
with Marija Stroke, piano and Käthe Jarka, cello
Garden City Chamber Music Society
Garden City, NY
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
29
April
2018
Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
New York
Metropolitan Opera
14
April
2018
Requiem, K. 626 & Paukenmesse (Haydn)
Soloist
Huntington Choral Society
Huntington, NY
7
April
2018
Carmina Burana
Soloist
Altoona Symphony Orchestra
Altoona, PA
Historic Mishler Theatre

Tales of Hoffmann, Opera North, August 2018
“Soprano Emily Misch, a member of Opera North’s company of resident artists, is transfixing from the moment she appears as Olympia, her rigid feet jerked into an unnatural posture while the rest of her body hides behind a curtain… With a humorously robotic lilt, she hits and holds her high notes with pre-programmed ease.” – Samantha Lazar, Valley News

“Emily Misch was brilliant and virtuosic and very funny as the doll Olympia.” – Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald & Times Argus

The Dybbuk, October 2017
“Emily Misch sang with beautiful purpose as the young Leah.” – Gregory Briggler, brigglerintune.com

Career Bridges 2017 Gala, May 2017
“Coloratura soprano Emily Misch knocked our proverbial socks off with ‘Der Holle Rache,’ the Queen of the Night’s riveting aria from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote. The penetrating tone and wickedly difficult fioritura were all there.” – Voce di meche

Controller in Flight with Mannes Opera, May 2015
“Philosophizing from her isolated skybox, Emily Misch dispatched the aptly-named Controller’s stratospheric coloratura with scintillating precision and an icy, possessive stare.” – Opera News

Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song Competition Winners Concert, December 2015
“Emily Misch sang “Amor” from Brentano Lieder. This is a dazzling showpiece very much in the Zerbinetta league. Misch’s coloratura flights were spellbinding.” – BrooklynDiscovery.com