Emily Birsan | Welsh National Opera

Emily Birsan

Donna Anna Don Giovanni

Debut with WNO

Emily Birsan studied Music at Lawrence Conservatory in Appleton, Wisconsin, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continued her training at the Patrick G and Shirley W Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 2014 Birsan was awarded a Richard F Gold Career Grant and won the Musicians Club of Women Competition. She made her British debut in 2015 as Anne Trulove in a concert performance of The Rake’s Progress for the Edinburgh International Festival. This role for WNO marks Birsan’s first appearance in a staged production outside of the USA.

Recent engagements: Violetta La traviata (Indianapolis Opera); Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Boston Lyric Opera); Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Florentine Opera)