Emily Dorn


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Canadian Soprano Emily Dorn is thrilling audiences with her “warm, rich middle, a shimmering, flexible top, excellent control… and her exquisitely beautiful delivery.” Since joining the Dresden Semperoper  she has performed Violetta in La Traviata, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, and Micaela in Carmen opposite Marcello Giordani.  Most recently she joined Opera de Lausanne for the role of Mimi in La Boheme and debuted L’opera de Montreal as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The soprano made her Savonlinna Opera Festival debut as Micaela and returned there as Susanna in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Recently, she returned to Dresden Staatsoper as Musetta, Pamina, Micaela, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus and Regina in Mathis der Mahler, and performed concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She recently performed Micaela in Carmen for her Seattle Opera debut, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Orchestra Nazionale della RAI in Turin, and Marguerite in Faust and Martha in Flotow’s opera of the same name with Landestheater Detmold. In 2019 she opened the season at Vancouver Opera as Violetta in Traviata , returned to RAI National Symphony in Torino for Beethoven’s Mass in C,  joined Teatro Massimo for a Beethoven 9th, and performed Beethoven’s Mass in C with the BBC Symphony. Ms. Dorn also returned to Opera Detmold for Gretel, Donna Elvira, and Der Wildschutz.  This past season she performed Lisa in Das Land des Lächelns. Next season in Detmold Emily performs the Countess in Figaro, Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe, The Governeness in Turn of the Screw, and Isabella/Mama in Detlef Hausinger’s new piece Die Zeitreisemachine.

Prior engagements include her debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis for Smetana’s The Kiss.  She has performed Violetta with Opera in Williamsburg, the title role in Romeo et Juliette with Lyric Opera Virginia and Palm Beach Opera, and Mimi in La Boheme with Opera Southwest. Prior to that she performed  Rienzi with Opera Orchestra of New York, Norina with the Green Mountain Opera Festival, and Lucy in The Telephone with Opera in Williamsburg.  Ms. Dorn covered the role of Inez in L’Africaine with Opera Orchestra of New York.  Her portrayal of Blanche de la Force in the Dialogues of the Carmelites was warmly praised by the New York Times, stating, “she sang with radiant tone and superb diction.”  With Opera in Concert, Emily sang the role of Clarissa in Die Drei Pintos, and the title role in The Merry Widow with Toronto Operetta Theatre. She performed the role of Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos at Tanglewood, under the baton of Maestro Christoph von Dohnanyi, and has been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Emily has been the recipient of numerous honors, winning first place in the New England Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  She has also won Second Place Awards from the Gerda Lissner and Guilio Gari International Voice Competitions.  She is a Grant Winner from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and an Encouragement Grant winner from the George London Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University, and a Masters degree and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College, New York.


Soprano Emily Dorn is thrilling audiences with her “warm, rich middle, a shimmering, flexible top, excellent control… and her exquisitely beautiful delivery.