ABOUT THE ARTIST
Soprano Emily Michiko Jensen is an emerging young artist, establishing herself as a versatile performer.
Emily was most recently selected as a Finalist for the 2018 McCammon Voice Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
This past fall, she returned to Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist. She made her debut with the company during their Winter (2017) season where she performed under the baton of Mo. DeRenzi and Mo. Neely.
A Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera (2016), she sang the role of 2nd Soprano in Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar and covered Annina in La Traviata with Mo. Steven Osgood. She returned the following season (2017) to cover the role of Soprano 2 in Hydrogen Jukebox.
2016/2017 performances included a company debut with Boston Opera Collaborative as Marguerite in their production of Faust et Marguerite where she was hailed as a “a gifted singing actress blessed with fine theatrical instincts and an unusually well rounded, intriguingly versatile instrument.”
During the summer of 2015, she sang the role of Science in the world premiere of Gilda Lyon’s A New Kind of Fallout.
Other roles include Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Mo. Stephen Lord, Foreign Woman in The Consul with Mo. Gil Rose, Suzel, in L’amico Fritz, Governess in The Turn of the Screw with Mo. Douglass Kinney Frost, and Tiny in Paul Bunyan with Mo. Lord.
Her partially performed roles include Ilia in Idomeneo, Mimi in La Bohème, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Zdenka in Arabella, Alma in Summer and Smoke, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Originally from San Diego, California, Emily received a Graduate Diploma & Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory where she studied with her current teacher Lorraine Nubar. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Rita Shane.
Her studies have brought her to Nice, France at the Academie d’été de Nice, and Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. She hopes to return to Europe one day to continue to build her repertoire and fuel her interest in languages.