DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SIGNS RISING STAR SINGER EMILY D’ANGELO
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“There’s a barnstorming role and house debut from Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo as Sesto … she’s one to watch.”
The Telegraph, May 2021
“… bewildering vocal richness … D’Angelo has an impetuous fire … but she also scales down to heart-in-mouth pianissimos”
The Arts Desk, May 2021
“There’s a rich mahogany quality to the voice that belies her 26 years and she moves with confidence and ease.”
Bachtrack, May 2021
25 MAY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Challenging conventions and pushing boundaries, Emily D’Angelo is a new musical force to be reckoned with. Deutsche Grammophon is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with the 26-year-old Italian-Canadian mezzo-soprano, an artist already in high demand at the world’s leading opera houses and concert venues. Just last week she made a highly acclaimed role and house debut as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in a new production directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
“In a word, Emily D’Angelo is a phenomenon” – Le Devoir’s pithy review sums up the way her voice wows public and press alike. Opera Wire was equally full of praise about her 2019 performances in La clemenza di Tito at New York’s Metropolitan Opera: “D’Angelo’s Annio was undeniably the bright light of the evening, always looking poised and energised for every moment of conflict.”
Recent performances include her appearance in January 2021 as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, streamed live from La Scala, Milan, and her return to the Berlin Staatsoper in April as Cherubino in Vincent Huguet’s new production of Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Daniel Barenboim (the opening night was broadcast live on Mezzo.tv), as well as the above-mentioned Covent Garden debut as Sesto. D’Angelo is also set to make her role debut as Idamante in Idomeneo at the Munich Opera Festival this summer.