Voice Type: Soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Cinderella: Into the Woods
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2013 - One Week Intensive Participant
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I have been preparing for Opera NUOVA by watching and listening to recordings of the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods, and doing research about the history of the show. Into the Woods is one of my favourite musicals, so I began my preparation as soon as I found out I was cast as Cinderella! I am thrilled to be a part of the Young Artist Program in Opera NUOVA's 20th Anniversary Season. The high caliber of performance and training offered at Opera NUOVA is unmatched anywhere else in Canada. I am really looking forward to learning from an incredible faculty and networking with fellow emerging artists from all over the country.
Soprano Emily Ready has recently completed her studies in the Post-Baccalaureate program in voice performance at the University of Manitoba, studying with Professor Mel Braun and Donna Fletcher. Born and raised in Regina, she completed her Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Regina in 2015, under the tutelage of Dr. Helen Pridmore. She has performed in productions with Manitoba Underground Opera, and participated in summer programs across Canada, including the Vancouver International Song Institute, Opera NUOVA, and the Contemporary Opera Lab at the University of Manitoba. Emily has had the pleasure of performing, teaching, and choreographing, and is currently apprenticing under director Mariam Bernstein on Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Dry Cold Production's "Falsettos - a Musical".