Soprano Emily Noël, praised by The Washington Post for her “strikingly lovely voice,” appears frequently as an oratorio and recital soloist in a variety of repertoires. Ms. Noël's recent solo engagements include a one-on-a-part performance of Bach's Matthäus-Passion at The Washington National Cathedral, Dvořák's Mass in D with Columbia Pro Cantare, Handel's Israel in Egypt with The Bach Sinfonia, Lully's Exaudiat te Dominus with The Aoede Consort, and Mozart's Requiem with The Handel Choir of Baltimore. Other favorite oratorio credits include Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Respighi's Lauda per le Natività del Signore, Vaughn Williams' Mass in G Minor, and Schubert's Mass in Ab Major. A frequent interpreter of new music, Ms. Noël has appeared as a guest artist with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble singing George Crumb's Apparition and Ancient Voices of Children.
In recent seasons Ms. Noël has performed a wide range of operatic roles, notably Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto with Ente Concerti Città di Iglesias (Sardinia, Italy), Iphis in Handel’s Jephtha with The Handel Choir of Baltimore, Nora in Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea at the Amsterdam Grachtenfastival (Netherlands), and Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with American Opera Theater, for which the Baltimore Sun lauded her "tonal warmth and highly expressive phrasing as Dido." She has also appeared with Annapolis Opera, Opera Vivente, Maryland Lyric Opera, and Opera Theater of Northern Virginia. Other staged highlights include Berger in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, and Anna/Cruesa in Cavalli's La Didone for the Washington DC Early Music Festival.
Ms. Noël can be heard on multiple recordings on the Dorian Label, including Passion & Lament: Choral Masterworks of the 17th Century and Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets. She also appears on a companion CD for the Prentice-Hall textbook Renaissance Music: Forms and Functions, and a live recording of Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with the Orchestra of the 17th Century. Ms. Noël's radio broadcasts include featured solo performances on Washington DC’s classical station, WETA, and Baltimore's Public Radio and NPR station, WYPR. Ms. Noel studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and has appeared as a guest lecturer at The New York Classical Guitar Society and The Johns Hopkins University.
Master of Music, Voice, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
Bachelor of Music, Voice, University of Maryland, College Park, 2002
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