Ashley Emerson

— Soprano

"The large cast is first-rate. It’s headed by soprano Ashley Emerson, perfectly cast in the title role. She’s an adorable Alice who whips off coloratura and cartwheels with equal aplomb and displays a fine sense of humor.”
Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"...the evening belonged to Emerson, and the consistency of her musical energy, immaculate technique and physical grace made the role of Marie seem much easier than it is...(her sound) is concentrated and sweet, especially when soaring into its upper reaches. Emerson is a real professional, and her artistry includes plenty of panache for the extroverted numbers...as well as lovely line for more intimate moments."
Opera News, Judith Malafronte

"As Marie, Ashley Emerson uses her lovely soprano to make creative use of Donizetti's melodies and have fun with the freedom they allow. She understands when to grab center stage with a finely crafted vocal run, but she knows to stay in character and context while pulling it off."
Riverfront Times, Lew Prince


With her sparkling voice and stage presence, soprano Ashley Emerson has been described as a "vocal and dramatic delight." In the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Emerson performs the role of Laura Fleet in the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, sings Brigitte in Iolanta, and reprises the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute, among others.

Last season, Met performances included Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and a Flower Maiden in Parsifal. In the . . .

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