Praised for her “spicy and rich lyric soprano,” Emily Secor enjoys performing on and off the operatic stage. As a Studio Artist with the Madison Opera in the 2018-2019 season, she is covering the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci, performing the role of Mrs. Nordstrom and covering Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and performing the role of First Woodsprite and covering the title role in Rusalka.
Recent operatic performances include covering the role of First Woodsprite in Rusalka as an Apprentice Artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera (2018), performing the role of Liz Taylor in scenes from Jackie O. by Michael Dougherty and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel at the University of Northern Iowa (2018). As a soloist, she has performed with the Luther College Symphony and Combined Choirs for Handel’s Messiah, and recently performed the National Anthem for the University of Wisconsin vs. the University of Minnesota men’s basketball game.
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where she received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and studied with Mitra Sadeghpour and Korey Barrett, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she studied with Andrew Whitfield and Jessica Paul. She currently studies with Connie Haas.