"Among the soloists certainly stand out Emma McDermott in the main role of Aida and the magnificent Giovanna Casolla, among the most appreciated sopranos on the international scene, in the role of Amneris, both very applauded by the public." -Daniele Castelli
As a semi-finalist in the Virginia Zeani compeition, Emma was invited to perform in the closing concert of the Virginia Zeani Festival, "Rising starts with Nelly Miricioiu" on June 6th in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
The Wager Society of New York and the Metropolitan Opera Guild presented a showcase performance of the Ring Cycle on Sunday, Feb. 24th. Emma performed experts from Die Walküre in the role of Sieglinde.
Emma McDermott and Samuli Taskinen (bass-baritone at Komische Oper Berlin) performed opera arias and duets in concert with Dr. Raminta Lampsatis (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg) at the piano on Sunday, January 13th in Berlin Mitte.
Emma will sing Sieglinde's arias from Die Walküre in a joint masterclass with the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and the Wagner Society of Washington D.C. on Saturday, December 15th at the Arts Club of Washington.