Emily Dyer, soprano
Emily Dyer has been praised for the extension and rich fluidity with which she sings. Roles include Hanna (Die Lustige Witwe), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Violetta (La Traviata, scenes), Susanah (Susannah, scenes), and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus, scenes). Ms. Dyer has been engaged with the California Philharmonic in several productions that included the roles of Gretel (Hansel und Gretel, scenes) and Christine (Phantom of the Opera, scenes). She has also performed the role of Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with the Redlands Bowl Festival Opera. She was engaged as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert hall. At the same venue, she sang the role of Micaëla (selections) with the Calphil in its concert of Carmen and Broadway highlights in the 2012 summer season.
Ms. Dyer was named a Grand Prize Finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards and has received a Gold Medal for the Rotary Young Singer of the Year Competition. Additionally, she was an Honorable Mention Young Artist for Classical Voice from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. In 2008 she was named a Tomorrow’s Star at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Emily Dyer has had the pleasure of participating in several renowned young artist programs, including OperaWorks and the Aspen Opera Theater Company, to which she received a full scholarship. She was also a full scholarship recipient to the Pacific Opera Institute.
Ms. Dyer was a featured soloist on KNBC as a performer for their broadcast benefiting the children of Darfur. She has also sung as the only vocal soloist at the International Youth Orchestra Festival in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from Chapman University Conservatory of Music, where she will graduate with her Bachelor’s Degree in music in 2014.