Lauded for her "lower extension that has to be heard to be believed" (Seen & Heard Intl.), Emily Geller is a New York City-based performer praised for her "effortless comic delivery." 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
A tale of the enduring and transformative power of hope, Second Nature tells the story of two young people, Jake and Lydia, curious about what lies beyond the confines of their artificial habitat. Written by Matthew Aucoin, one of the most lauded composers of his generation, this “dystopian fairy tale…full of whimsical touches” asks: What do you do in a virtual world when you’re longing for a taste of the truly real?
Benoit/Alcindoro in La bohème
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.
Emily was recently a 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.