Emily Newton, Soprano
Emily Newton, Soprano
Praised for her “full voice and striking presence” soprano, Emily Newton, is at home on both the opera and concert stage. This season she makes her role debut as Leonora in Il Trovatore and returns to the roles of the Marschallin and Ellen Orford. Since 18/19 she has been a member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Nürnberg, where she has appeared as Anna Nicole, Elsa, Madama Butterfly, Elisabeth in the 5-act French version of Don Carlos, and Mimi.
She made her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2016 in the role of Ellen Orford. House debuts in the same role include Lisbon’s Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in 2017 and Nationaltheater Mannheim in 2020. After a critically acclaimed debut in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole in 2013 with Oper Dortmund in the continental premiere of the work, she became a member of the ensemble. At Theater Dortmund she expanded her repertoire in a variety of roles including Marschallin, Desdemona, Arabella, Tatiana, Contessa, Donna Elvira and Rosalinde.
Other complete roles have included Leonore (Fidelio), Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Lady Macbeth, Nedda, Mimi, Fiordiligi, Anna Bolena, Donna Anna, Micäela and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia). She has worked at theaters such as The Metropolitan Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theater Aachen, Theater Koblenz, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Opera Saratoga, Opera New Jersey, Opera in the Heights, and Amarillo Opera.
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. Previously Ms. Newton has performed the soprano solos in Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Debussy’s La Damoiselle Èlue, Beethoven’s Mass in C and 9th Symphony, Brahm’s Requiem, Elijah, The Creation, Mahler’s Zweite Symphonie and Schubert’s Mirjams Siegesgesang.
Ms. Newton is from Lake Jackson, TX. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at 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.
22/23 Season at a Glance:
Leonora, Il trovatore (in concert) at Theater Hagen - Sep. 2022-Oct. 2022
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. 2023-Mar. 2023
Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro at Staatstheater Nürnberg - April 2023-Jul. 2023
Elsa, Lohengrin at Staatstheater Nürnberg - May 2023-Jun. 2023
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