Carola Emrich-Fisher - Mezzo Soprano
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Mezzo-soprano Carola Emrich-Fisher has been praised for her “creamy tone” (Boston Classical Review) and “mahogany timbre and supple translucence” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Her versatile career on both opera and concert stage has led her to perform extensively in the US (before relocating to London), the UK and Europe, and her performances have been described as “particularly moving” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).
Operatic roles include Carmen (Carmen), Siebel (Faust) with Brent Opera, Phèdre (Hippolyte et Aricie) with Linden Baroque, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Dido and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Third Lady, (Die Zauberflöte). She has appeared as Alto soloist in J.S. Bach Cantata BWV77, Herbert Howells’ Requiem, with Cantata Singers and Libella Quartet. Other solo engagements include Handel’s Messiah, as well as And the Trains Kept Coming by acclaimed composer Lior Navok, under the direction of David Hoose. Carola has also appeared under Sir Roger Norrington at the BBC Proms as ensemble member of Handel and Haydn Society and has toured Poland with Boston Baroque. Her solo performances have been broadcast on US radio stations WERS 88.9 FM, WCRI 95.9 FM and WGBH 99.5 FM. She can be heard in solo roles on the Newport Baroque recording of Dido and Aeneas, as well as Cantata Singers’ recording Divining the Incandescent.
Carola received scholarships from the Richard Wagner Foundation and Songfest. She was among only 6 US singers chosen to take part in the inaugural Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar with Stephanie Blythe, and recently completed the Crear Art Song Masterclass with Malcom Martineau. Highlights of the season include solo roles in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and An Amazon Stept Out, a work on Mary Wollstonecraft by Bee Rowlatt. Carola holds a Master’s Degree from the Longy School of Music with distinction and a Bachelor’s Degree from New England Conservatory with honours.