Known for her clear tone, agile coloratura, and engaging storytelling, Aemilia is a coloratura soprano from Edmonton, Alberta.
She completed her undergraduate degree in both violin and voice performance with acclaimed Canadian mezzo-soprano, Elizabeth Turnbull and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Robert Uchida. She recently completed an Artistic Diploma at the University of Manitoba under the tutelage of Tracy Dahl and Mel Braun.
Aemilia’s roles of note include La Fée in Massenet's Cendrillon, Virtu in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea, Pierrot in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore, Nymph in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Mab in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Maureen in Johnathan Larson’s RENT for which she won two Greater Edmonton Cappie Awards.
Aemilia made her symphonic debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton, performing Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate. In 2021 she joined members of the Edmonton Symphony onstage once again to perform Rejoice Greatly from Handel's Messiah with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. Recently Aemilia made her debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performing Canadian composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s Alligator Pie. As a winner of the University of Manitoba's concerto competition, Aemilia performed Michael Daugherty's Labyrinth of Love with the University Wind Ensemble in March.
In February, Aemilia won an Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. Other awards include the first place at CFMTA National Voice Competition, the Doris Mills and Red Hugo Memorial Trophies at the Winnipeg Music Festival, the Opera NUOVA Scholarship Competition, the Kiwanis Music Festival Provincials, and the Alberta Baroque Music Society Scholarship for both violin and voice.
Aemilia is currently working towards her master's in opera and the University of Toronto, studying with Elizabeth Mcdonald.