A New Orleans native and Grand Finals Winner of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle has been praised for her “supercharged,” “bewitching and impassioned” performances. She returns to Houston Grand Opera for the 2023/24 season, singing Meg Page (Falstaff) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and covering Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). She spent the summer as a Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where she gave a Parlor Recital and displayed her “warm voice” and an “acting range [as] impressive as her vocal one” as Juno/Ino (Semele).
In her previous two seasons with Houston Grand Opera, Ms. Treigle was seen as Flora in La traviata, Kätchen in Werther, Miss Violet in the world premiere in Another City, Mère Jeanne in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Gertrude in Romeo and Juliet. She also covered the roles of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Herodias in Salome with the company. Prior to joining the HGO Studio, Ms. Treigle was awarded 3rd place overall at HGO’s 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
In the summer of 2022, Ms. Treigle was a Fleming Artist at the Aspen Music Festival. In the summer of 2021, she returned to Wolf Trap Opera as a Studio Artist for a second consecutive season, where she covered the title role in Holst’s Savitri. In 2019, she attended Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy and was an Opera Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival where she performed Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Previous roles include L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Bradamante in Alcina, and Mrs. Ott in Susannah, an opera made famous by her grandfather, world-renowned bass-baritone Norman Treigle.
Ms. Treigle pursued her Master of Music degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2020. She is also a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where she began her vocal training with her mother, Phyllis Treigle.
She has performed on NPR's "From the Top," received a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and placed 1st in the New Orleans Opera Association’s Wood Vocal Competition.
THIS IS EMILY.
Emily is a cat-mom, an astrology lover, a makeup enthusiast, and a shopaholic. When she isn’t binge-watching reality television, she can be found gawking at Taylor Swift fan theories on the internet, or screaming ‘All Too Well Ten Minute Version Taylor’s Version’ at the top of her lungs in her living room. She never goes outside unless she is forced, but has 3 tattoos that are nature inspired. She is an ethical pescatarian, only eating fish because she doesn’t think that they’re cute. If you want to win her over, invite her to a sushi restaurant with an unlimited budget. Her website designer Véronique is also her celebrity crush.