Lauded for her "lower extension that has to be heard to be believed," by Seen and Heard International, Emily Geller is a contralto based in New York City. A uniquely versatile artist, she has established herself as a performer to watch in opera, operetta, new music, musical theater, and oratorio. Read more>>>
Elder Constance in Second Nature
May 7th, 2022
Starr Theater at the Walton Arts Center
Benoit/Alcindoro - La bohème
July 15th, 2022
The Breakers Mansion
A memorable un-staged presentation of Puccini’s passionate La bohème in concert, featuring exceptional operatic vocalists, bringing this timeless love story to life at The Breakers. An Italian opera in four acts, the story is set in Paris around 1830, and depicts the Bohemian lifestyle of a poor seamstress and her artist friends. The cast features seven rising stars, hailing from The Metropolitan Opera company, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, to name a few, with artistic direction and casting by Newport Classical’s own Trevor S. Neal. A fresh take on a classic makes for a magical evening.
Zita in Gianni Schicchi
It's all about family law next season when Salt Marsh Opera presents a double bill of one-act comedies by two of opera's most famous composers, Giacomo Puccini and Arthur Sullivan. Gianni Schicchi, Puccini's only comedy, is a laugh-out-loud farce about the Donati Family and the passing of their not so dearly beloved patriarch, Buoso Donati. The family fortune hangs in the balance as each member of the family looks to bend the late Buoso's will to their advantage with the help of the conniving Gianni Schicchi.
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
The Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City was founded in 1866, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. Named for composer Felix Mendelssohn, the Club has presented at least two free concerts in every year since its founding. The nonprofit organization is the oldest noncollege-affiliated men’s chorus in the country and the second oldest independent musical organization (after the New York Philharmonic).
Suzuki in Madama Butterfly
Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s FULL-SCALE production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has been presented in the USA by 44 different theaters MULTIPLE times – well over 100 performances! Winter 2023 USA tour runs January 29 - March 12.
Emily was part of New York Opera Fest where she received rave reviews for creating the role of the image-obsessed Hollywood Mother (Sylvia) with a love for plastic surgery in the world premiere of Chunky in Heat with Experiments in Opera.
"As Mother and Father, contralto Emily Geller and baritone Joshua Jeremiah brought layers of complexity to their seemingly shallow and emotionally stunted characters."
- Steven Jude Tietjen, Opera News
"Geller possesses an amazing mezzo-soprano voice with a lower extension that has to be heard to be believed. At times, it could be cold, almost masculine sounding, but warm and dreamy at others."
- Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International
"As the mother, Emily Geller is busy warding off sorrow with botox, the plastic surgeon’s knife and starvation. Ms. Geller is a thrilling contralto, tripping off high and low notes as she tips around in her spikes."
- Susan Hall, ConcertoNet.com
"Everything about this production is so uniformly superb it's hard to single out an individual for praise."
- James Jorden, Observer
Emily appeared in WAG Magazine in the feature "A Mighty Mezzo" by Jena Butterfield.