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A compassionate storyteller, lyric soprano Emily Richter aims to connect to her audience with a sparkling tone and open heart.  She is currently a  returning Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Opera for the 2023-2024 season. Other exciting things this season include joining  the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and making her Seattle Symphony debut. She is a 2024 Met Laffont Semifinalist. A versatile performer, Emily thrives on singing diverse repertoire in opera, chamber, and new music worlds. Originally from Arlington, Virginia, and growing up all over the world from Zimbabwe to London, Emily brings a unique perspective to her singing.  ​

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"We’ve been lucky in that we’ve had the pleasure of watching this star be born."

- OnStage Pittsburgh, Iphigénie en Tauride, 2024

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