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"Her voice is kind of the perfect voice, in my estimation. Not overly operatic (warble), focused pitch, light but serious, and a gorgeous tone with many colors in it." -Daniel Felsenfeld, composer, NYC

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Emily Thorner is a guest opera singer and keynote speaker for the Climate Change forum in Dubai, December 2023.


Leading 3 concerts in 2 days The Night With Festival, Ms. Thorner will perform a world premiere by Matthew Whiteside, Quatuor ii by Betsy Jolas, and STATE OF BEING with compositions by Hundelshausen, her own music, and Berio Sequenza.

Soprano Soloist with Asko|Schönberg at Muziekgebouw and at the Gaudeamus Festival singing Uma só divina linha by Jan Van de Putte conducted by Gregory Charette. Recording by NPO Radio.

Lead Soprano in new opera "Hotel Paradiso" with Transart conducted by Clement Power in Bolzano, Italy.


Lead Soprano on a triple bill at Tête à Tête Opera with new operas by Rockey Sun Keting, Zhenyan Li, and Joseph Howard.

Aldeburgh Festival - World Premiere of Crossing Songs by Laura Shipsey (C3-Ab6) 


Finalist in International NYIOPS "Anon Auditions" singing competition

 "Ultra-soprano" (Second Inversion, Seattle, USA)

"New Music rising star" (The Stranger, Seattle, USA)












The Stars Emerge - Emily ThornerArtist Name
00:00 / 00:09

Dec 6/7 

upcoming performances

Guest Artist and Keynote Speaker

Climate Change Forum


"The Night With"

Collaboration with United Strings of Europe

-A World Premiere for Emily Thorner by
Matthew Whiteside &

-Quatuor ii by Betsy Jolas


Engine Works


14 & 15

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