Emily Pogorelc


Il Signor Bruschino
Hänsel und Gretel

Emily Pogorelc

(She/Her/Hers) American soprano Emily Pogorelc, a recent graduate of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is a newcomer to watch, noted for her “big, soaring voice with wonderfully agile coloratura and zinging high notes” from Chicago on the Aisle. In her 2020/21 season, Ms. Pogorelc joins the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper, singing roles such as Zaunschlüpfer in Braunfel’s Die Vögel, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ryan Opera Center, 2018-2020
The Glimmerglass Festival
Young Artist, 2016-2017
Curtis Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music, 2014-2018

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Emily Pogorelc
is represented by
Sam Snook
IMG Artists



Bayerische Staatsoper, 2021

Erste Blumenmädchen

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2021

7 Deaths of Maria ...
Violetta Valery

Bayerische Staastoper, 2021

Die Vögel

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2020


Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2018-19


Washington National Opera, 2018

Hänsel und Gretel

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2020


24-year-old American soprano Emily Pogorelc is currently an ensemble member of the Bayerische Staatsoper, performing as Die Zaunschlüpfer in Walter Braufel’s Die Vögel, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Marzelline in Fidelio, Suor Genoveva in Suor Angelica and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. In Bergen, she debuts as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito.

During her tenure at Ryan Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Pogorelc performed Masha in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon and die Schleppträgerin in Strauss’s Elektra. Additionally, she covered in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Handel’s Ariodante, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung.

In her debut at Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center, Ms. Pogorelc portrayed Cunégonde in Francesca Zambello’s production of Candide. Other roles include Romilda in Handel’s Xerxes, Johanna Barker in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Berenice in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro at Glimmerglass Festival. Chan Parker, in Charlie Parker's Yardbird in a collaboration with the Apollo Theatre and Opera Philadelphia.

At the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Ms. Pogorelc was the youngest finalist and the recipient of The Ginette Theano Prize for Most Promising Talent. She is also a Luminarts Fellow of 2020 and also the recipient of the Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Award from the Musicians Club of Women.

Ms Pogorelc is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Mikael Eliasen and Julia Faulkner
"Emily Pogorelc as Gretel was exceptional...Pogorelc inbued [Gretel] with a welter of physical expressions and all of the colours of the vocal rainbow. Her performance was immensely sweet in the healthiest sense of that sickly word"
— Opera Magazine


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