During the pandemic I was inspired by characters who felt caged. Whether by jealousy, a dangerous storm, literally by lock and key, or being forced into an arranged marriage, confinement is enough to drive anyone to madness. And so, once vaccinated, I reached out to the incredible Daniel Lockert to collaborate on an experiment: a digital works in progress concert. While I fully intend to bring a more fleshed out version of this to a live setting, here's a taste of what confinement has done to (or rather for) me as a musician.
From "Stabat Mater" by Pergolesi
While locked in a practice room with nowhere to go, one finds a way to make music anyhow. I sing both the soprano and mezzo parts in this piece from Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater"
"Ach Ich Fühls" was Emily's first aria, and every once in a while, it's good to revisit old pieces with a new voice.
SFSU Master of Music Recital: 10-14-18
RGB Festival SFSU, 2018
It was an honor to premiere "Now that I've mined you are you mine?" by friend and fellow SFSU alum, Sean Thompson.
SFSU: La Finta Giardinera
Watch Serpetta see her colleague in a new light.
"Theater on the winds of change". Teatro Mistral works to bring art and music to the population of the Bay Area that may not think to try opera, zarzuela, or any of the other wonderful music and dance this company offers. In addition to the recent production of Verdi's "Macbeth" in which Emily participated, Teatro Mistral hosts a monthly "Opera Cocktales" event at Martuni's in San Francisco
Amour et Mort: An SFSU Master's Recital
Emily's Master Recital featured a cantata about Medée, the wives of Henry VIII, and Gretchen from Goethe's "Faust". The title "Amour et Mort" seemed therefore, quite appropriate.
Emily's first production as an SFSU Master's student was in their unique production of Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus in which Emily portrayed the resourceful and ambitious Adele.
West Bay Opera on and Backstage
Nestled in downtown Palo Alto is a gem of a company. West Bay Opera offers a quality opera experience for the experienced opera-goer and novice a like!
When she is not performing in operas, recitals are the order of the day! The image featured below is from a showcase of students of Susan Gundunas at the San Francisco Community Music Center.