Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Emily Nelson's enjoyment of a wide variety of styles has led her down
diverse musical paths, from the ars subtilior to Milton Babbitt,
Appalachian ballads, jazz, and the second Viennese school.
In 2009, she co-founded Utopia Early Music, which has so far enjoyed
five concert seasons and increasing popular success.
Emily recently sang with the Ohio Light Opera as Adele in Die
, and as a braid-swinging Wagnerian soprano in Victor
Herbert's Dream City and the Magic Knight
. Other recent roles
include Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Oper im Park, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria, Susanna from Le nozze
, and the Queen of the Night from Die Zauberflöte
with Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble.
Emily holds degrees in voice, music history, and early music
performance from Indiana University and the University of Utah and is
currently pursuing a D.M.A. in vocal performance, studying with Julie