American soprano Emily Douglass has captivated audiences in Europe and America with the power, clarity and seemingly effortless coloratura of her voice as well as the intensity and persuasiveness of her characterizations. . “…Ms. Douglass easily filled the vast hall with stylish and emotive coloratura singing” Birmingham News. “celestial, luminous singing” Knoxville News Sentinel “…powerful and winsome.” Dallas Morning News.
A graduate of The University of Michigan and The University of Tennessee, Ms. Douglass holds degrees in vocal performance, dance performance and music education. Notable operatic and oratorio appearances include Marie in Lyric Opera San Diego’s production of The Daughter of the Regiment, Rosina in Lyric Opera San Diego’s production of The Barber of Seville, Gilda in Opera Birmingham’s and Asheville Lyric Opera’s production of Rigoletto, Frasquita in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s production of Carmen, Lucia in Knoxville Opera/UT Opera Theatre’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Tytania in UT Opera Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suor Genovieffa in Knoxville Opera/UT Opera Theatre’s Suor Angelica, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring at Ohio University, First Lady in Hot Springs Music Festival’s The Magic Flute, soprano soloist for the Mozart Requiem at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas (also known as President George Bush’s church) and Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the soprano soloist for the Poulenc Gloria with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Symphony Orchestra and soprano soloist for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra’s 2001 season and a soloist with the International Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Douglass has also gained recognition through her participation in competitions. She was the grand prize and audience prize winner at the 2006 Meistersinger International Vocal Competition in Graz, Austria, the grand prize winner at Opera Birmingham’s 2003 Vocal Competition, the grand prize winner at the 2008 NATSAA Kentucky/Tennessee Region, a prize winner at the 2006 NATSAA National Finals, a prize winner at the 2006 Orpheus Voice Competition, a prize winner at the 2006 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year, a prize winner at the 2004 Marguerite McCammon Vocal Competition with Fort Worth Opera, a semi-finalist for the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, and the Press Prize winner at the 2003 Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria.