Emma Char


American-Canadian mezzo-soprano Emma Char has recently appeared in opera performances across the country, including Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia (The Banff Centre/ Toronto Summer Music Festival) Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Atelier lyrique de L’Opéra de Montréal) Mallika in Lakmé , Rosette in Manon (L’Opéra de Montréal) and Ramiro in Ensemble Caprice’s Production of Vivaldi’s Motezuma. Emma has also covered the roles of Margret in Wozzeck and Mrs. Umeya in the North American Premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen for The Santa Fe Opera. Ms. Char’s concert performances include the Alto soloist in the Mozart Requiem (I Musici de Montréal) and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Violons du Roy.

Emma received her BM from The Eastman School of Music, MM from Florida State University and Artist Diploma from The University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music.  Ms. Char’s professional training includes apprenticeships with The Santa Fe Opera, Highlands Opera Studio and The Atelier Lyrique de L’opéra de Montréal.

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Q&A with Emma:

When you’re not singing (or cycling), where will we find you?

Babysitting kiddos, at home watching Netflix, or doing Yoga. 

Which opera character is most like you?

I have no idea, but when I did La Cenerentola a few years ago someone told me it was great casting as I was basically playing myself. 

What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone?

I actually don’t have much on my phone, I don’t think any of it’s embarrassing, it’s just mostly opera I’ve studied. When I used to have a car and CDs sitting around the most embarrassing one I had, and still probably have somewhere is Britney Spears’ “oops I did it again”. 


Colour: TBD