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Emily Bieber, soprano, is a current freelance musician in Boston and surrounding areas. A veteran chorus member of the Grammy-nominated group Boston Baroque, she made her international choral debut with the group in the spring of 2015, performing in the chorus for Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and Handel's Messiah in Poland. In the spring of 2016 she covered the role of First Spirit for Boston Baroque's Die Zauberflöte and recently she has also performed with Boston Baroque in concerts of Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans, Bach's St. John Passion, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Gluck's Orfeo et Euridice, and performed as a featured soloist for Charpentier's Missa assumpta est Maria. She was also featured at Banchetto Musicale 2015, Boston Baroque's annual gala, performing as Peep-Bo in the trio "Three Little Maids from School" from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
She spent many years active in the New Music scene, when Emily sang John Griffin's song cycle of William Carlos Williams poetry with the Boston New Music Initiative in 2010, performed Steve Reich's Tehillim in November 2008 for conductor Michael Sakir and premiered composer Rudolf Rojahn's Eula in December of that year. In 2007 she performed a song cycle of Shel Silverstein poetry composed by William Withem in 2004, and the year before she performed a scene from the new opera Morningstar by composer Ricky Ian Gordon. She has appeared as a soloist with the Michigan State University Chorale, MSU Symphony Band, and MSU Jazz Ensemble. She was also chosen as the soprano soloist for Michigan State University's September 11 2006 memorial performance of Mozart's Requiem. She has won awards from the Lansing Matinee Musicale, National Federation of Music Clubs, Michigan Music Teachers Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Emily’s stage career includes roles in the The Fantasticks (Luisa) for the Lansing Civic Players, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Olympia) and Mozart's The Impresario (Madame Heartmelt), both through Michigan State University Opera Theater. Since arriving in Boston, she has performed in The Impresario (Mademoiselle Silberklang), L'Egisto (Goddess of Dawn/Hour One), Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina) and The Medium (Monica), all through the opera studio at the New England Conservatory. She is a regular to the Boston opera scene, performing in the 2008 Boston Opera Collaborative production of Mozart's The Magic Flute (First Spirit/Pamina cover) and MetroWest Opera's 2009 spring production of Ravel's L'enfant et la Sortileges (Le Feu). She played Adele in Die Fledermaus in weekly performances in the summer of 2009 at Quisisana Resort in Lovell, Maine. After a brief time away from opera, she returned to the stage in the summer of 2016, performing in Dido & Aeneas (Spirit) and Suor Angelica (Suor Infermiera) in Concord, NH.
Recently, Emily covered the role of Adele for Opera51's Fledermaus in the summer of 2017, including a full performance of the role. She also covered the role of Oberto in Handel's Alcina with Opera del West. Emily also performs as a member of the professional chorus with King's Chapel in Boston, where she was very recently featured as in Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate as well as the soprano soloist for the American premiere of CPE Bach's Musik am Dankfeste wegen des fertigen Michaelisturms for their concert series. In the summer of 2018 she organized a solo concert in Lansing, MI to raise money for Voters, Not Politicians and raised over $2,000 while performing opera favorites and other classical works. She returns to the chorus life this season, performing with the King's Chapel Choir and Boston Baroque and will also be performing with Opera On Tap Boston this upcoming season. Emily completed her Master's degree at the New England Conservatory in 2009. She is currently studying with Brandon Martinez.
Above picture features Emily as The Goddess of the Dawn, from New England Conservatory's 2007 production of L'Egisto, costume designed by Seth Bodie