OPERAnauts Performing Artist, Mezzo Soprano
Emily K. Byrne is an “impressive vocalist” with a diverse range of performance credits. Ms. Byrne’s portrayal of The Mother in Long Leaf Opera’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors and was hailed as “…the show’s unifying force in the vocal department.” Ms. Byrne was recently seen as Suza in Atlantic Coast Opera Festival’s performance of Polnische Hochzeit. In June, Ms. Byrne had the opportunity to sing Third Spirit in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Byrne was also fortunate enough this spring to perform the role of Cherubino with OPERAnauts in their production of FANDANGO, a retelling of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Byrne has spent the past two summers working with Delaware Valley Opera Company (PA) as part of their summer season. Past performances with DVOC have included Cio Cio San’s Mother in Madame Butterfly, Katchen in Werther, Theresa in La Sonnambula, and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. She returned to the DVOC stage as Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen. Ms. Byrne’s other favorite roles include The Medium (Ms. Gobineau), The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton), and A Shipwrecked Opera (The Ocean). Ms. Byrne also spent two seasons with College Light Opera Company (CLOC) in The Mikado (Pitti-Sing), My Fair Lady (Mrs. Eyensford-Hill), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate) and The Pirates of Penzance (Kate).