Emily Bennett, soprano, has performed a number of leading and supporting roles, including: Morgana (Alcina), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Miss Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Thief), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Adele in (Die Fledermaus), both Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), and Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario. Ms. Bennett has also had the fortune to sing in the chorus with Michigan Opera Theatre and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
Equally interested in concert performances, Ms. Bennett made her professional debut singing the role of Gabriel in Haydn’s The Creation with the Tallahassee Community Chorus under the direction of André Thomas. She has performed as a soloist with other ensembles, including the Missouri Civic Orchestra and Choral Union, the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, the Rackham Symphony Choir of Detroit, and others. Solo roles include the soprano soloist for Bach’s B Minor Mass, St. John’s Passion, and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasia, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem and Missa brevis in F, and Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, where she sang one of the “Voices of Joan.”
Ms. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of Missouri where she studied with Ann Harrell and a Masters of Music in performance at Florida State University where she studied with Stanford Olsen. In the spring of 2016, Ms. Bennett completed her Doctor of Musical Arts while studying with Joyce Castle at the University of Kansas. She currently resides with her husband in Kansas City, where she continues to sing and teach privately.