After receiving the Jeiven Emerging Artist Award for her performances with dell'Arte
Opera Ensemble in 2016, mezzo-soprano Emily Hughes returned there in 2017 to
perform the title role of Cavalli's La Calisto under the direction of Charlie Weaver.
Upcoming this season, she will be creating a new role in the world premiere of Felix
Jarrar and Brittany Goodwin's opera Tabula Rasa with Cantanti Project and will be an
apprentice artist with Teatro Nuovo (formerly Bel Canto at Caramoor). Favorite past
roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Connecticut Lyric Opera, Elsa in The Grand Duke (Gilbert and Sullivan) with Utopia Opera, and Messaggera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at DePaul Opera Theatre. She also played Summer in the first staged reading of Super! A Musical Parody at N.E.W. Musicals in Manhattan. Equally at home on the concert stage, she has been a soloist for both Carmina Burana and Vivaldi's Gloria. She has also premiered concert works by Ellen Mandel, Parker Gaims, Peter Kramer, and Nicolas Namoradze. In addition to her experience working on new compositions, Emily has a great interest in performing early music. She sings with the New York Continuo Collective and has performed with the Baroque Academy at Amherst Early Music Festival and Haymarket Opera Company. Emily received her Bachelors of Music from DePaul University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Music from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College.