Praised for her “full voice and striking presence” Emily Newton, soprano, is from Lake Jackson, Texas and has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera roster since 2010. In the upcoming season she will be heard as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth at Opera in the Heights and as Nedda in Pagliacci with Opera Idaho. She will also perform a soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Boise Philharmonic as well as in recital at Ithaca College. In 2013 she will return to the Met to cover Ortlinde in Die Walküre.
She has been seen on the opera stage in such roles as Anna Bolena, Elisabetta, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Elisabetta, Micäela, Female Chorus, Mìmì, Beatrice di Tenda and Zaunschlüpfer among others. Also at home on the concert stage she has performed excerpts of the roles of Violetta and Marschallin, as well as soprano solos in Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Verdi’s Requiem, Debussy’s La Damoiselle Èlue, Beethoven’s Mass in C and 9th Symphony, Brahm’s Requiem, Elijah, The Creation and Schubert’s Mirjam’s Siegesgesang. She has won awards from the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, the Marcella Sembrich Competition, as well as the Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition. She has twice advanced to the Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and recently was a semi-finalist in the International Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Ms. Newton is a graduate of the University of North Texas and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.