Aemilia is a coloratura soprano from Edmonton, Alberta."She spins her high notes to the sky and shares her stories with entrancing style." - The Beach Metro.
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, The Modista and Mindardi in Nino Rota's Il capello di Paglia di Firenze, 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 2023, 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 at the University of Toronto, studying with Elizabeth Mcdonald. She is privileged to be supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation, and the Ann Burrows Foundation.
- Mar 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.Toronto, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5, CanadaCharles Perrault’s classic story of a lonely “cinder” girl, an unhappy household and a searching prince is given human dimension in this 19th century masterpiece. Massenet’s sweeping, lyric score elevates this simple folktale to a compelling narrative of self discovery, a quest for enduring love and
- Apr 05, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Toronto, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5, CanadaU of T Opera presents a concert of beloved operatic ensembles by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart augmented by works inspired by the man widely recognized as “one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.” Find tickets here: https://www.rcmusic.com/events-and-performances/u-of-t-presents-mo