Emily D’Angelo is an artist who breaks conventions and overcomes boundaries. With her strong stage presence, vocal mastery and expressiveness, over recent years the singer has conquered the worlds of opera and the concert hall. D’Angelo was born in Toronto in 1994 into a family of musicians of Italian heritage. The musical foundations of the mezzosoprano began with the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Still a teenager, she won her first big solo, Bach’s ‘Bist du bei mir’ with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and after finishing her music studies at the University of Toronto, she joined the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio before embarking on her time in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She made her house debut at the Met in 2018. That year her career moved decisively ahead on the international scene, as she won the four principal prizes at the Operalia international competition, the first artist to do so in the competition’s twenty-six-year history. Although the singer is appreciated for her broad repertoire and her commitment to contemporary composers, she has a very special relationship with the music of Mozart. Her spontaneous feeling for a role was immediately apparent when she first appeared on stage in 2016, singing Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at the Two Worlds Festival in Spoleto. From then on, she has had house debuts with immense success in Mozart roles, including at the Met, La Scala in Milan and the Royal Opera House. Emily D’Angelo burst with great effect onto the recording scene with her debut album enargeia (Deutsche Grammophon) with songs by Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Hildegard von Bingen and Hildur Guðnadottir. A confirmation, an incandescent journey that connects two centuries (the 12th and 21st) through music by women. This summer, the at once ethereal and earthy voice of D'Angelo will be heard for the first time at the Festival with a programme of songs and opera arias that promises to ignite passions.
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Song and aria programme


von Bingen (arr. Mazzoli/Muñoz): O frondens virga 

Schonberg: Erwartung 

Schonberg: Schenk Mir 

Mazzoli: You Are the Dust 


Clarke: Down By the Sally Gardens 

Clarke: The Cloths of Heaven

Kirkland-Snider: Dead Friend

Kirkland-Snider: Nausicaa


Cecilia Livingston: Penelope 

Rebecca Clarke: Seal Man

Clara Schumann: Loreley 




Rossini: Giovanna d’arco 


Chapì: Cuando el Amor Se Apodera (El Barquillero)


Rossini: Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia) 

Artistic details

Emily D’ANGELO, mezzosoprano 


Sophia MUÑOZ, piano