(She/Her) "Thrilling contralto", Emily Geller is a NYC based performer who has been praised as “delightfully over the top" and "dangerously close to stealing the show with her effortless comic delivery". A versatile singing actress, Opera News singled her out for the "layers of complexity" she brought to her "seemingly shallow and emotionally stunted character.” She has established herself as a performer to watch in opera, new music, and oratorio.
Lauded for her "lower extension that has to be heard to be believed," Contralto Emily Geller is a uniquely versatile artist with credits spanning opera, operetta, new music, musical theater, and oratorio. This season, Ms. Geller garnered rave reviews for creating the role of Sylvia, an image-obsessed Hollywood mother in the world premiere of Chunky in Heat with Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous as a part of New York Opera Fest. Opera News singled her out for the "layers of complexity" she brought to her "seemingly shallow and emotionally stunted character.” She recently toured the East Coast as Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Flora (La traviata) with Teatro Lirico d'Europa and was featured as the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with the MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra. Before COVID-19, Ms. Geller’s 2020-2021 season included a return to Newport Music Festival for “A Summer Evening at Castle Hill” after performing in their winter concert, “A Musical Christmas.” Other cancelled performances include Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at Tri-Cities Opera, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Teatro Lirico d’Europa, and Florence Pike in Albert Herring at Penn Square Music Festival. Ms. Geller has been a Resident Artist at Opera North, Opera on the James, and Tri-Cities Opera, and St. Petersburg Opera. As an audience favorite, Ms. Geller returned to Opera North several times, performing Ma Moss (The Tender Land), Mrs. Jones (Street Scene), Hattie (Kiss Me, Kate), and Oreste (La belle Hélène).