Ashley Emerson

Ashley Emerson

Vocalists — Soprano

"The large cast is first-rate. It’s headed by soprano Ashley Emerson, perfectly cast in the title role. She’s an adorable Alice who whips off coloratura and cartwheels with equal aplomb and displays a fine sense of humor.” —Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 2012, Alice in U.S. Premiere of Alice in Wonderland with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

"...the evening belonged to Emerson, and the consistency of her musical energy, immaculate technique and physical grace made the role of Marie seem much easier than it is...(her sound) is concentrated and sweet, especially when soaring into its upper reaches. Emerson is a real professional, and her artistry includes plenty of panache for the extroverted well as lovely line for more intimate moments." —Opera News, Judith Malafronte, Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment with PORTopera

"As Marie, Ashley Emerson uses her lovely soprano to make creative use of Donizetti's melodies and have fun with the freedom they allow. She understands when to grab center stage with a finely crafted vocal run, but she knows to stay in character and context while pulling it off." —Riverfront Times, Lew Prince, June 2011-Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis


With her sparkling voice and stage presence, soprano Ashley Emerson has been described as a "vocal and dramatic delight". In the 2013-2014 season, Ms. Emerson returns to her home company of The Metropolitan Opera for Papagena as well as appearing in the highly anticipated productions of Nico Muhly's Two Boys and Die Frau ohne Schatten. Papagena will also serve as her debut with the Washington National Opera, and she debuts two roles in the French repertoire this season: Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Palm Beach Opera, and . . .

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