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 won prizes at various voice competitions including the Concours International de Bordeaux, the Concours Opera en Arles and the Concours Enesco in Paris.
In 2020, Ms Bry sung the soprano solo in Poulenc’s Stabat Mater under the baton of Josep Pons and sung the roles of Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans and Megacle in Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade with the Ensemble Matheus.
Ms Bry recently sang her first Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata with the Opera a Palazzo Company in Paris, staged by Patrizia di Paolo. She also sang the Soprano 2 in Bach’s Magnificat at the Festival of Beaune and the Soprano 2 in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor at the Enesco Festival in Bucharest, Romania.
For the new season, Ms Bry made her Contessa debut in a French adaptation of Mozart's Les Petites Noces at the Opera of Toulon as well as the role of Tomiri in M.A. Walpurgis' opera Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni with the Concert de l'Hostel Dieu ensemble conducted by Franck-Emmanuel Comte.
She recently was a soloist in Purcell's Ode on Saint Cecilia's Day with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien under the baton of François Lazarevitch and will soon make her first recording of Bernard Cavanna's Messe un jour ordinaire conducted by Léo Warynski.
The new season marks her début role as Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet), the reprise of the title role from La Traviata, she participated in Karine Deshaye's prestigious masterclass at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, she sang multiple shows with the Ensemble Les Lunaisiens as well as an entirely Mozart program with Jean-François Zygel and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse at the Halle aux Grains.