Emilia Donato (Voice)

Emily_DonatoEmilia Donato is a lyric soprano based in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in voice at Bard College and went on to study at New England Conservatory of Music. During her time at Bard, she was the winner of the Concerto Competition as well as the recipient of the Lombardi Prize for excellence in Vocal Music.

Ms. Donato has most recently performed the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, and Eurydice in Orfeo ed Eurydice. She has also performed in Hansel and Gretel with the Diamond Opera Company in Hudson, NY and Dialogues of the Carmelites at New England Conservatory. She has toured Italy as a soloist with Musica Viva of New York performing Monteverdi’s Lamento Della Ninfa and has performed as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat and St. John’s Passion.

Ms. Donato has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra and Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Lukes. She has spent summers singing at Boston University Tanglewood Institute and at Amherst Early Music Festival. After attending Middlebury’s German for Singers immersion program, Emilia was awarded a grant to study and sing in Mainz, Germany. Ms. Donato can be heard on Philip Glass’ alternative soundtrack to the horror film “The Reaping”. She has recorded tracks that are used by the Board of Education to prepare students for graduation and other events. She has worked at the Oyster Bay Music Festival and with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

She is currently the soprano soloist at West End Collegiate Church and frequently sings at Old First Reformed Church. Emilia maintains an active recital schedule in the tri-state area with focus on contemporary and chamber music.