Acclaimed soprano Emily Pulley’s radiant voice and electrifying acting have won her both national and international acclaim on the operatic stages. Not settling for complacency in her already established career, Pulley continues to add some of opera’s greatest roles to her repertoire, including the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with Central City Opera last summer. One reviewer noted, “She also has that other thing every Carmen needs to succeed: a killer voice. Pulley’s is rich and earthy, full of charisma. It yanks a listener in; turns an unlikable dragon deadly enchanting.” Last season, she performed Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with Mill City Summer Opera, Mrs. P in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat with UrbanArias, and Amneris in Aïda and Mere Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites as a part of Eugene Opera’s Opera Trio.
In her thirteen seasons with the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Pulley’s roles have included Marguerite in Faust, Nedda in Pagliacci, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Musetta in La bohème, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Thérèse in Les mamelles de Tirésias, and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte.
She created the title role in Adamo’s Lysistrata with Houston Grand Opera, which she then reprised for New York City Opera, earning her the coveted Christopher Keene Award. She made her NYCO début two seasons before as Lavinia Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra and was chosen to receive the Richard F. Gold Début Artist Award.