Soprano Emily Magee

In the 2020/21 season Emily Magee can be heard in Wagner concerts with Andris Nelsons and Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig in Leipzig and London, and she will return to the San Francisco Symphony with concerts of Elektra (Chrysothemis). In Sydney and Melbourne she will be performing Isolde, to Lyon the artist is invited for a concertant Der fliegende Holländer (Senta).

Emily Magee studied music at Westminster Choir College, opera at Indiana University, and completed her training at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she made her professional debut. She has since that time been seen on the most important stages of the opera world, including, among others, Metropolitan Opera New York, London Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, and both the Bayreuth Festival and the Salzburg Festival.

She has worked with the foremost conductors of our days, including Marc Albrecht, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Sir Mark Elder, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Sir Anthony Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Christian Thielemann, Juraj Valcuha, to name but a few. In recent years her career has focused on the works of Richard Strauss, and highlights include performances of the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten in London, Hamburg, and Milan, Capriccio/Gräfin at the Paris Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos/title role in Vienna, Munich, Zurich, and the Salzburg Festival, Elektra/Chrysothemis in Zürich, Chicago, Vienna as well as Puccini heroines Tosca and Minnie (La Fanciulla del West) in Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin, Dallas, and Dresden. Another notable role debut has been as Tove in Gurre-Lieder, in a staged production at The Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. With Dvorak’s Rusalka she appeared at the Met, at Barcelona’s Liceu and at the Salzburg Festival.

In concert she has performed Britten’s War Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Salzburg and Tokyo, the Verdi Requiem in Copenhagen, and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, in Sao Paulo, and on tour with both the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Orchestra.

Among her projects in 2018/19: Emily Magee returned to London’s Royal Opera House in the revival of the Ring des Nibelungen as Sieglinde (role debut) and Gutrune, followed by the revival of Frau ohne Schatten/Kaiserin at Hamburg’s State Opera, Arabella at Vienna’s State Opera, a new production of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, role debut of Ghita, at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper. Among her concerts are to mention: Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Vienna’s Konzerthaus with Philippe Jordan conducting, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony in Hamburg, Lorenzo Viotti conducting, at the Verbier Festival she participated in a concert of Frau ohne Schatten/Kaiserin. Emily Magee ended the season with a concert of Gurre-Lieder/Tove with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

The season 2019/20 started with performances of Tosca at Dresden’s State Opera, followed by concerts of the 1st act of Walküre with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, then concerts of Verdi’s Requiem in Austria. Later in the season Emily Magee returned to Dresden’s Semperoper, this time with Tosca.