Emily Geller

CONTRALTO

"PRIVA SON D'OGNI CONFORTO"
Giulio Cesare- Handel
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"IN THE NORTH THE CLOUD FLOWER BLOS..."
Doctor Atomic- Adams
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"REVERENZA! (MRS. QUICKLY)"
Falstaff- Verdi
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"SEND IN THE CLOWNS"
A Little Night Music
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Emily Geller

(she/her/hers) "Thrilling contralto", Emily Geller is a NYC based performer who has been praised as “delightfully over the top" and "dangerously close to stealing the show with her effortless comic delivery". A versatile singing actress, Opera News singled her out for the "layers of complexity" she brought to her "seemingly shallow and emotionally stunted character.” She has established herself as a performer to watch in opera, new music, and oratorio.

Experiments in Opera
Sylvia (Chunky in Heat), 2019
St. Petersburg Opera Company
Marthe-cover (Faust), Alma Hix/Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn-cover (The Music Man), 2017, 2018
Natchez Festival of Music
Kate (The Pirates of Penzance), Kate (Madama Butterfly), 2015
Opera North (US)
Mrs. Emma Jones(Street Scene), Ma Moss(The Tender Land), Hattie(Kiss Me, Kate), 2014, 2015, 2017
Binghamton University
Master of Music in Opera, 2012-2014
Opera on the James
Giannetta-cover (L’elisir d’amore), Wife (The Music Shop), 2012
New England Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, 2004-2008
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"MOUSE SOLO"
Rejoice in the Lamb (Op. 30) by Britten
Emily Geller
is represented by
Daniel Welch
New Classical Artist Management (NCAM)

Schedule

La traviata
Germont

Mass Opera, October 2021


A Little Night Mus...
Desiree Armfeldt

Tri-Cities Opera, 2020

Madama Butterfly
Suzuki

NJ Association of Verismo Opera, 2020

Albert Herring
Florence Pike

Penn Square Music Festival, 2021

A Summer Evening a...
Concert

Newport Music Festival, 2020

La traviata
Flora

Teatro Lirico D'Europa (US TOUR), 2020

Madama Butterfly
Suzuki

Teatro Lirico D'Europa (US TOUR), 2020

Chunky in Heat
Sylvia

Experiments in Opera, 2019

The Music Man
Alma Hix/Eulalie Mackec...

St. Petersburg Opera Company, 2019

Biography

Lauded for her "lower extension that has to be heard to be believed," Contralto Emily Geller is a uniquely versatile artist with credits spanning opera, operetta, new music, musical theater, and oratorio. This season, Ms. Geller garnered rave reviews for creating the role of Sylvia, an image-obsessed Hollywood mother in the world premiere of Chunky in Heat with Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous as a part of New York Opera Fest. Opera News singled her out for the "layers of complexity" she brought to her "seemingly shallow and emotionally stunted character.” She recently toured the East Coast as Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Flora (La traviata) with Teatro Lirico d'Europa and was featured as the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with the MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra. Before COVID-19, Ms. Geller’s 2020-2021 season included a return to Newport Music Festival for “A Summer Evening at Castle Hill” after performing in their winter concert, “A Musical Christmas.” Other cancelled performances include Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at Tri-Cities Opera, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Teatro Lirico d’Europa, and Florence Pike in Albert Herring at Penn Square Music Festival. Ms. Geller has been a Resident Artist at Opera North, Opera on the James, and Tri-Cities Opera, and St. Petersburg Opera. As an audience favorite, Ms. Geller returned to Opera North several times, performing Ma Moss (The Tender Land), Mrs. Jones (Street Scene), Hattie (Kiss Me, Kate), and Oreste (La belle Hélène).
"[Emily Geller] was all brittle glitz and efficiency. Geller possesses an amazing mezzo-soprano voice with a lower extension that has to be heard to be believed. At times, it could be cold, almost masculine sounding, but warm and dreamy at others...It was a simple and beautiful moment, in which Geller let the audience have a glimpse into the woman’s soul." Rick Perdian
— Seen and Hear International

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