Toronto-born Emily D’Angelo is an alumna of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, and the Ravinia Steans Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and a grateful grant recipient of the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation.
Emily is the first and only vocalist to have been presented with the Leonard Bernstein Award from the Schleswig Holstein Festival. One of WQXR NYC Public Radio’s “40 Under 40” singers to watch, Canada’s “Top 30 Under 30” Classical Musicians, and the recipient of a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, D’Angelo has won first prize in opera’s most prestigious international competitions including the Operalia Competition, the Metropolitan Opera Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Competition, the George London Competition, the Gerda Lissner Competition, the Innsbruck Baroque Competition, and the Monini Prize from the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi.
Emily’s debut album on Deutsche Grammophon encompasses everything that comes so naturally to this young vocalist. The title album comes from Hellenistic rhetoric and sums up the essence of the album: enargeia – in the artist’s own words – “a description so vivid it seems to conjure its subject into existence”.