The French-American soprano Emilie Rose Bry started her musical education at the age of 5 years old with the harpsichord and later on the flute. After pursuing voice studies at the Conservatoire of Paris and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, she was accepted in 2013 into the Young Artist Program CNIPAL in Marseille (France).
She has since sung in various French opera houses, festivals and companies the roles of Donna Elvira and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Clarice (Il Mondo della Luna), Emilie and Zima (Les Indes Galantes, Rameau), Mme de Folle-Verdure (La Vie Parisienne) and Hélène (Passionnément, Messager).
She has performed the roles of Mrs P. (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Nyman) with the Opera of Lyon and the role of Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi) on tour with the Ensemble Matheus conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi. In another production conducted by Sébastien d’Hérin for the Opera of Lyon, she sang alternately the roles of Poppea and Drusilla/Virtù in Lyon, at the Royal Opera of Versailles and the Opera of Vichy.
In December 2017 she made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) in the roles of Amore/Valletto/Pallade (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) followed in 2018 by the roles of Frasquita (Carmen, Bizet) and Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri, Rossini) at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Emilie regularly performs as a soloist in various concerts singing repertoire from the baroque period to contemporary creations in venues such as the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), the Chapelle Royale of Versailles, the Festival Musica in Strasbourg or the Opera of Nantes-Angers (amongst others) as well as at the Festival de Paris (which was recorded live in June 2018 by Arte Concert and Mezzo TV).
In 2019, she sang the role of Armida in Haendel’s Rinaldo at the Theater an der Wien (Vienna), Moscow’s Tchaïkovsky Hall and the Royal Opera of Versailles under the baton of Jean-Christophe Spinosi as well as the roles of Amore/Valletto/Pallade at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
Emilie has recently won prizes at various voice competitions including the Concours International de Bordeaux, the Concours Opera en Arles and the Concours Enesco in Paris.
This season Ms Bry has performed as a soloist at the Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses in Egypt, sung the Soprano solo in Poulenc’s Stabat Mater under the baton of Josep Pons, revived the role of Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri) and sung the role of Vagaus in a chamber version of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with the Ensemble Matheus.
Upcoming projects include various solo concerts in France and Morocco, the role of the Countess in Les Petites Noces by Mozart at the Opéra de Toulon, the Soprano 2 in Bach’s Magnificat at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris as well as the Soprano 2 in Mozart’s Mass in C minor at the Enesco Festival in Bucarest.