Emily Richter


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

The first-year Ryan Opera Center soprano from Arlington, Virginia, was a national winner of the 2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and will make her Lyric debut in the 2024/25 Season as 1st Peasant Girl in The Marriage of Figaro. She recently completed two years as a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera (2022-2024). Role highlights during her tenure include the title role/Iphigénie en Tauride, Countess/Le nozze di Figaro, Ma/Proving Up, and Ginevra/Ariodante. In the 2023/24 Season, she made her Messiah debut with the Seattle Symphony and her Verdi Requiem debut with the Westmoreland Symphony. Richter has spent her summers as an apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, and the Seagle Festival. A first-prize winner of The Wirth Prize and The Mildred Miller Competition, she holds a Master's Degree from McGill's Schulich School of Music and a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University.