Emily Righter (Carmen) has been enchanting audiences"…with her gorgeously controlled mezzo voice and emotive, physically adept presence to match." After her performances of Alessandro in Eliogabalo, Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker, "Emily Grace Righter stood out for her impassioned, idiomatic delivery of the role of Alessandro." In February 2017, Emily made her Tampa Opera debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola. She was also recently heard at Carnegie Hall in October 2016 and will be singing for various benefit concerts throughout 2016/17. Her various European performances include roles at the Salzburger Landestheater in Austria, where she appeared as Dardané in Pilgrims from Mecca (performed also in Istanbul), Olga in Eugene Onegin, and Annio in La Clemenza di Tito. At the Landestheater, she performed roles such as Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Clomiri in Imeneo, Flora in La Traviata, and Margaret in Wozzeck. At the Summer Festival of the Tyrolean Festspielhaus in Austria, she has been seen as Flora in La Traviata, and Maddalena in Rigoletto. At the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, she debuted the role of Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw, and the same season made her debut in Tyrol, Austria and Trento, Italy as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. She made her NYCO debut in 2013 singing Amenofi in Mosé in Egitto, and she has made national professional debuts at the Santa Fe Opera, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Opera Theater and Vero Beach Opera. She received her master’s degree in opera performance at Yale University and her B.F.A. at Carnegie Mellon University.