Lyric coloratura soprano, Emily Burr, praised for her easy vocal production and vibrant stage presence, excels in music ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. This summer Ms. Burr made her company debut with Opera del West as Amy March in their production of Adamo's Little Women. Earlier in 2012 Ms. Burr was Artist in Residence at the St. Charles School District in Minnesota. There she spent time working with students, presented school wide assemblies, and performed in recital. Ms. Burr is pleased to announce that in October 2012 she will be a Young Artist with the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. There she will cover Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias as well as perform with the ensemble.

Ms. Burr was an artist with Boston Opera Collaborative (BOC) from 2007 until 2012. She made her BOC debut appearing as Sister Constance St. Denis in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Metropolitan Opera director Marc Astafan and world renowned coach and conductor Michael Strauss in 2007. With BOC Ms. Burr has performed the roles of Nannetta in their production of Verdi’s Falstaff, Amy March in Mark Adamo's Little Women, Morgana in Handel's Alcina, Pamina in Mozart’s beloved Die Zauberflöte, Ruth Putnam in Robert Ward's The Crucible, and Prima Cercatrice in Puccini's Suor Angelica.

Ms. Burr made her debut with MetroWest Opera (MWO) appearing as First Witch in their inaugural production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2008. Continuing her work with MWO, Ms. Burr performed Une Pastourelle, La Chouette, and covered Le Feu in their production of Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges in 2009. Ms. Burr also performed in their outreach production as Le Feu. Ms. Burr appeared as First Spirit and covered the role of Papagena in MetroWest Opera's 2010 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Most recently Ms. Burr performed as Zerlina in their 2011production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Ms. Burr made her European debut joining Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff in Fidenza in Fidenza, Italy in 2009. There she performed Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, covered Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, and performed in numerous concerts with the program. While in Italy Ms. Burr was invited to perform in a masterclass with Hans Nieuwenhuis, the General Director for the Opera Studio in the Netherlands.

In addition to her performances with BOC and MetroWest Opera, Ms. Burr’s extensive list of stage credits include: Emily in Menotti’s Help, Help the Globolinks in New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Outreach Opera; Leonora in John Duke’s Captain Lovelock with the New England Conservatory Opera Theater. She has performed Madame Goldentrill in Mozart’s The Impresario with Rimrock Opera in Billings, Montana, Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario with Spokane Opera in Spokane, Washington, and the Second Lady in The Magic Flute with the University of Montana. A fan of new music, Ms. Burr portrayed the Christian Woman in American composer, Delvyn Case's opera, The Prioress's Tale. Ms. Burr has performed partial roles including, among others, Adele, Adina, Blonde, Chlorinda, Dorine, Gretel, Servilia, and Sophie with the New England Conservatory, Boston Opera Collaborative and the University of Montana.

A frequent performer of concert repertoire, Ms. Burr is in demand as a featured soloist. Recently Ms. Burr was a finalist in the inaugural MetroWest Opera Young Artist Competition and the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition. In 2010 Ms. Burr performed as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Belmont Open Sings. She also performed in several concerts for the 20th Annual Longwood Opera Summer Concert Series. 2009 marked Ms Burr's Opera Boston debut performing as a featured soloist in their Opera Boston Underground series. Additionally, Ms. Burr was a guest artist for the New England Conservatory’s Tuesday Night New Music concert series where she collaborated with pianist Brett Hodgdon on a new piece composed by NEC graduate composition fellow, Daniel Temkin. She also performed as a soprano soloist for Metrowest Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Concert. Ms. Burr received an Honorable Mention (runner up) in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2009. Not only was she was praised for her commitment to the audience, but she was congratulated for her fine singing. In 2008 Ms. Burr sang the soprano solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the famed Masterworks Chorale in Lexington, Massachusetts. While at NEC she was the cover for their concert of Carmina Burana. Ms. Burr has been seen as the soprano soloist for the Fox Theater Open House Showcase in conjunction with Spokane Opera, the Boston Opera Collaborative’s Inaugural Gala, in the WaterFire Festival in Providence, Rhode Island, and in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Butte Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Spokane, Washington, Emily received her Bachelor of Music Degree magna cum laude from the University of Montana, Missoula where she studied with soprano Anne Basinski. Ms. Burr received her Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2007 where she studied with Carole Haber.

Currently, Ms. Burr resides in Basalt, Colorado. She is a student of mezzo-soprano Rebecca Folsom, and coaches with Andrew Altenbach, Michael Strauss and Dr. Jean Anderson Collier.