Mezzo-soprano Emily Cottam is a promising young artist based in Woodbury, MN, praised for her musicianship, versatility, and fearless presence on stage. She was recently a Mary Ragland Emerging Artist at Nashville Opera for their 2021 season, performing as Tisbe in “La Cenerentola” (covering Cenerentola), and a featured artist in Nashville Opera’s “Opera On Tour.”
Ms. Cottam has appeared as an Emerging Artist at Seagle Festival for their 2019 and 2021 Summer seasons, returning as a Fall Artist in 2021. She was also a Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera in 2018-2019. Ms. Cottam was a featured soloist in the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) 2018 concert series in Graz, Austria, and was a semi-finalist in the AIMS Meistersinger Competition.
Other notable operatic credits include the title role in Handel’s “Xerxes”; Street Singer in Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS”; Hermia in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”; La Marchande in “Les mamelles de Tiresias”; Ramiro in “La finta giardiniera”; and Miss Penelope Newkirk in “Help, Help, The Globolinks!”