Canadian mezzo-soprano Emma Parkinson is establishing herself among the new generation of classical artists. She recently made her debut with Pacific Opera Victoria in the staged premiere of Rattenbury by Tobin Stokes. This season, Emma will also debut with the Vancouver Bach Choir in two concerts, Handel’s Messiah, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony in 2018. In the spring of 2017, Emma made her debut with Vancouver Opera as Jade Boucher in a brand new production of Dead Man Walking, and performed the title role of Carmen with Burnaby Lyric Opera. She has performed with multiple symphonies across Canada including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Kingston Symphony, Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. Other notable performances include Orlofsky in Opéra de Montréal’s production of La Chauve Souris (Die Fledermaus) and Siébel in Faust, also with Opéra de Montréal. Emma made her European debut in Germany as Mercedes in a new production of Carmen with Seefestspiele Berlin. She is a proud recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award.
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