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Emily Hansen is an American soprano native of Houston, Texas. In High School she was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Bauer Family Vocal Studio where she portrayed the role of Tanya Smithers in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s A House Without a Christmas Tree. Emily has participated in masterclasses with international recognized singers such as Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe and Jennifer Larmore. Emily was a part of the Utah Vocal Arts Academy in July of 2019, where she performed the role of Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and Second Spirit in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Emily was a member of the International Performing Arts Institute GAP Program during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summer she was a part of the International Performing Arts Institute in Fairhope, Alabama where she portrayed the roles of Patience from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and Lisette in Puccini’s La Rondine. This past summer Emily portrayed Laurie in The Tender Land by Aaron Copland at Chicago Summer Opera. Emily recently graduated this past Spring from the University of Utah with her Honors Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance where she studied under internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez. In her last semester at the University of Utah Emily portrayed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, Joanna (cover) in Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Emily would have also performed as Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti. Emily completed the Music Entrepreneurship Certificate at the University of Utah in May of 2023 and was recently awarded the Tier 1 Artist Empowerment Grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council for a project she is starting in the Fall. 

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