Emily Newton, Soprano
Emily Newton, Soprano
Praised for her “full voice and striking presence” soprano, Emily Newton, has been a member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Nürnberg since 18/19, where she has been heard in several leading roles, including the Marschallin, Leonora (Il Trovatore), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), Elsa, Madama Butterfly, Èlisabeth (Don Carlo), Mimì, and Anna Nicole. In the 22/23 season, she will return to Theater Hagen as Leonora and make her house debut as the Marschallin at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. In Nürnberg, she will create the role of Joan Clarke in the World Premiere of Anno Schreier’s new opera, Turing. In addition, she will make her role debut as Alice Ford (Falstaff) and return to the roles of Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) and Elsa.
Ms. Newton made her debut in 2016 at the Wiener Staatsoper in the role of Ellen Orford and also made her house debut in Lisbon’s Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in the same role in 2017. After a critically acclaimed debut in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole in 2013 with Oper Dortmund in the German premiere of the work, she became a member of the ensemble. At Theater Dortmund she expanded her repertoire, singing various roles including the Marschallin, Desdemona, Arabella, Tatiana, Contessa, Donna Elvira, and Rosalinde.
Other complete roles have included Leonore (Fidelio), Lady Macbeth, Nedda, Fiordiligi, Anna Bolena, Donna Anna, Hanna Glawari, Micäela, and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia). She has also sung at theaters such as Glimmerglass Opera, Mannheim National Theater, Theater Aachen, Theater Koblenz, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Theater Hagen, Opera Saratoga, Opera New Jersey, Opera in the Heights, and Amarillo Opera, as well as working as a cover at The Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth Festival, and Oper Zürich.
On the concert stage, she joined the Dortmunder Philharmoniker for Mahler’s 8th Symphony, which was recorded live and released on the Dreyer Gaido label. Ms. Newton has performed the soprano solos in Vier letzte Lieder, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Debussy’s La Damoiselle Èlue, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Missa Solemnis, and 9th Symphony, Brahm’s Requiem, Elijah, The Creation, Mahler’s Zweite Symphonie and Schubert’s Mirjam’s Siegesgesang.
Pursuing her interest in helping the next generations of singers achieve their own performance goals, Ms. Newton teaches voice at the University of Augsburg and maintains a small studio of private voice students. She has given workshops in movement and aria interpretation for the Opernstudio at Staatstheater Nürnberg and has also given presentations and master classes to students at Boston University, Depaul University, University of Miami, Ithaca College, Rice University, Mary Hardin Baylor University, Brazosport College, Austin College and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Ms. Newton is from Lake Jackson, TX. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Texas and continued her studies University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was awarded a Master of Music as an A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Fellow. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Voice Pedagogy at the Voice Study Centre and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
22/23 Season at a Glance:
Feldmarschallin, Der Rosenkavalier at Anhaltisches Theater Dessau
Joan, Turing at Staatstheater Nürnberg (World Premiere by Anno Schreier) - Nov. 2022-Feb. 2023
Gertrude, Hänsel und Gretel at Staatstheater Nürnberg - Dec. 2022
Alice Ford, Falstaff at Staatstheater Nürnberg - Jan.-Mar. 2023
Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro at Staatstheater Nürnberg - April-July 2023
Elsa, Lohengrin at Staatstheater Nürnberg - May-July 2023
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