Emily Rose Lynn is a spirited young soprano from North Manchester, Indiana. She grew up attending operas at Manchester University to watch her mother's students, who also happened to be her favorite babysitters. Finally, at the age of twelve, she joined the cool college kids and performed her operatic debut as the crying girl in the chorus of Menotti's The Boy Who Grew Too Fast. Since then, she performed with the chorus of the MU Opera Workshop until she grew old enough to enroll as a student herself and auditioned for roles. During her undergraduate studies at Manchester University, she studied with Dr. Debra Lynn for whom she learned and performed several roles including Lauretta in Gianni Schicci (Puccini), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Amelia in Amelia Goes to the Ball (Menotti), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (Lehar), and Faustine in the collegiate debut of The Invention of Morel (Stewart Copeland). Emily then earned her master's in music at UMKC, where she studied with Dr. Raymond Feener and covered the role of Despina in Così fan tutte, where she revisited her love of character voices. The following summer, she went to Varna International Music Academy to sing Nella in Gianni Schicchi. Moving right along, Emily has just completed her Artist Diploma at William Jewell College in May 2024. Last winter she enjoyed the challenge of playing three roles in WJC’s production of The House Without a Christmas Tree: Adelaide, Helen, and Ms. Thompson. Her most recent performances were Frasquita in Carmen, with Lawrence Opera Theatre, and Morgana in Handel’s Alcina at William Jewell College. She has also taken initiative in creating opportunities for young singers through Opera on Tap. Her most recent event was a "Recital of Rejects," in which singers could sing their favorite aria and read a rejection letter to build community among the bittersweet realities of pursuing a singing career. This fall Emily looks forward to returning to Lawrence Opera Theater for Pathway to Heaven, and Opera on Tap as Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica.