B i o g r a p h y
Originally from Windsor Connecticut, this season has seen Emily Louise Robinson in three shows at St. Petersburg Opera in St. Peteresburg FL In October of 2018 she covered the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and she just returned from performing a double bill of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi in the beautiful Palladium Theater. She recently spent the summer as an apprentice artist during Teatro Nuovo’s inaugural season. There she prepared and performed excerpts of the role of Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. Previously she spent as season as one of Opera Colorado’s Resident Young Artists where she was seen by thousands of community members and school children as Gretel and Micaëla in the company’s touring productions of Hansel and Gretel and Carmen respectively. On the main stage at the Ellie Caukins Opera House she sang the role of High Priestess in Aida and in the spring of 2016 covered the role of Hester Prynne in the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter. Emily performed the role of Hester Prynne for the student matinee and can be heard on the recently released Naxos recording of The Scarlet Letter in the role of Goodwife One.
Robinson received her master’s degree from New England Conservatory where she debuted the role of June Jenkins in Dan Shore’s NOA prize winning opera An Embarrassing Position. Her undergraduate degree is from The University of Chicago where she studied Musicology. After graduation she worked for the Center for Italian Opera Studies under the direction of Rossini scholar Philip Gossett as a research assistant and proof editor. She assisted with the production of a critical edition of Rossini band music and the critical edition of Le comte Ory, both published by Bärenreiter.
Emily is now based in Houston, where she received a Performers Certificate from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. There she sang the title role in Frau Margot, Beatriz in La hija de Rapaccini (Rapaccini's Daughter), Love Simpson in Cold Sassy Tree, and Magda in The Consul. Locally, she has also performed the role Mimi in La bohème and been a member of the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. Emily was a 2015 Gulf Coast Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.