Emily Skilling, mezzo-soprano
Recently graduated from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Laura Brooks Rice, Emily has performed several leading roles with Westminster Opera Theatre, the highlights of which include Dame Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff and La Zia Principessa in Puccini's Suor Angelica.
Emily has extensive choral experience, having performed with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, Kinnara Ensemble, and the world-renowned Westminster Choir. This past summer, she sang with The Princeton Festival and was a Fellow at the CoOPERAtive Program. She recently performed as a soloist with the American Bach Soloists Academy in Bach’s Mass in B minor and Handel’s Parnasso in festa, and she has been praised for her “eloquence” and “tonal beauty” by the San Francisco Chronicle. She looks forward to performing for the first time with the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra.