Emily Dyer, soprano, has been praised as a versatile singing actor who is equally comfortable on both operatic and musical theater stages. She was most recently engaged with Pacific Symphony as Adina in their concert adaptation of The Elixir of Love. She concluded the 2019 season at Lyric Opera OC with a warmly-received Mother and Lia in their double bill of Amahl and the Night Visitors and L'enfant Prodigue.
Recent seasons include appearances with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, performing an "exquisitely sung" Lily (The Secret Garden) (UTBAssociation) and Rapunzel (Into The Woods). In 2019, Emily presented a "brightly-lit" performance as Berta in Opera Roanoke's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and debuted with Joie de Vivre Opera as Micaela in their production of La tragedie de Carmen. She was featured at the Festival of the Arts Boca, singing Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme as part of the festival's sold-out "Opera for the 99%" campaign. Her bright performance was hailed as "a very fine Musetta, bossy and free-spirited, with an agile, strong voice" (Palm Beach Arts Paper).
Other favorite roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Marian Paroo (The Music Man) and Laurey Williams (Oklahoma!).
Ms. Dyer has concertized with the California Philharmonic, The New West Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, The Redlands Bowl Symphony, The Marina Del Rey Symphony Orchestra, and Amici Symphony Orchestra.
Emily has participated in renowned Young Artist Programs, including Aspen Opera Theater Company, OperaWorks, and Songfest. She is passionate about bringing opera and musical theater to children, and has delighted in collaborating with the Pacific Symphony in its endeavor to produce child-friendly opera performances. Her love of teaching voice was fostered by her mentors, Carol Neblett, Timothy Noble, Fred Carama and Marya Basaraba. She completed her training with honors from both Chapman University and Indiana University.