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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 Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Opera for the 2023-2024 season. She is also an upcoming member of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  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.  ​


“There’s no point in not saying outright that Emily Richter, as the Princess Ginevra, created an outstanding sensation. In her largest role to date with Pittsburgh Opera, she astonished with the size and purity of her powerful soprano voice. Her tones rang like a large golden bell, with ample volume and a clarity that was quite overwhelming. Her voice is evenly fine in all registers, and sends the highest fortissimo to the softest pianissimo sailing out over the audience.”

- OnStage Pittsburgh, Ariodante, 2023

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