A headshot of Emily Richter


Emily Richter is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2022-23. This season, her roles include Second Wood Sprite in Rusalka, Ginevra in Ariodante, and Ines in Il trovatore.

Emily spent this past summer as an Apprentice at Santa Fe Opera where she covered the role of Micaela in Carmen. Emily has sang the role of Donna Anna in a Dracula-inspired production of Don Giovanni with Opera McGill. This past spring she enjoyed collaborating with Grammy-nominated Luna Pearl Wolf in her new opera Limit of the Sun. In 2021, she made her Canadian debut as the Governess in The Turn of the Screw which won 1st place at the NOA's Opera Production Competition. Additionally, in her time at McGill, she has been proud to perform and workshop new Candian works including The Digital Opera Projects in collaboration with Tapestry Opera and workshopping the new opera Vanishing Point by Parisa Sabet and Nika Khanjani Rosadiuk in collaboration with Musique 3 Femmes. 

​Emily was the 2021 Wirth Prize Winner at McGill and was awarded $25,000 for an exemplary 30-minute program or song and opera repertoire. She was named a 2020 MONC Illinois District Winner and was awarded an Encouragement Award at the 2022 MONC Minnesota District. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the Camerata Bardi International Vocal Competition. 

​Emily is a recent graduate of  McGill University’s Schulich School of Music where she received an MM in Vocal and Opera Performance under the tutelage of Dominique Labelle. Emily received her BM in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University, where she studied with Steven Paul Spears. She was a 2021 Emerging Artist at Seagle Festival. 

​At Lawrence University, Emily was a first-place winner of the NOA Opera Scenes Competition for her performance as Nedda in I Pagliacci. That same year she performed the role of Countess in La Nozze di Figaro. In her time at Lawrence University and at Seagle Festival she performed a wide variety of Opera Scenes as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Magda in The Consul, Costanze in Entführung aus dem Serail, Violetta in La Traviata, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus

​Ms. Richter’s Residency is generously sponsored by John and Virginia DiPucci and Alice Victoria Gelormino.