Award winning and critically acclaimed operatic mezzo-soprano/vocalist, Ema Mitrović, is described: “out of the ensemble, I found Ema Mitrovic...to be the standout” (Opera Manhattan, Suor Angelica ’12) and "Her rich mezzo is pure pleasure..”
(Hudson Opera Theatre, Lucia di Lammermoor ’18). Ms. Mitrović performs as an ambassador of music across different genres, having performed 19 operatic roles thus far, a number of solo recitals, and has enjoyed being a strong cross-over jazz singer, performing along New York City’s finest musicians, including Tim Horner, Joe Locke, Ted Rosenthal, and Jim Ridl, to name a few. She's been on stage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and New York City's renowned jazz venues Birdland, The Kitano, and Smalls. Often, she performs programs that include both classical and standard jazz repertoire to connect to her audience.
Despite the strains of the current pandemic on the artistic world, Ema is proud to be returning to The Lighthouse Opera Company as Dritte Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte this spring 2021 when conditions permit. There is a digital version already available on YouTube, please refer to the listening page!
She is also thrilled to be debuting at the esteemed Soapbox Gallery in a solo recital, Valentine's Day 2021. It will be presented with limited live audience and via Facebook Live and on the Soapbox gallery website, https://www.soapboxgallery.org/events/ema-mitrovi !
Ema did debut with The Oratorio Society of New Jersey and performed her second Handel's Messiah as the alto soloist in December 2020.
In the Spring of 2020, Ms. Mitrović was scheduled to debut in The Bronx Opera Company’s production of The Bartered Bride as Háta, but due to the global pandemic, it is being rescheduled in the foreseeable future. During quarantine, she has been incredibly fortunate to keep a full studio of roughly 30+ voice and piano students, at both the non-profit The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts and privately owned Elefante Music, among her own. As avid a performer, Ema also has a passion for teaching, having done so for 7 years thus far, and aspires to hold both an active performance and teaching career.
Ema is currently studying voice with master teacher, Braeden Harris.
In 2019, made her debut as the Alto Soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra and Ema returned to the Hudson Opera Theatre to reprise Mercédès/Cover Title in Bizet's Carmen and Suzuki in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, respectively.
She also performed the role of Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel, in English, with New York Performing Arts Theatre in May.
Ema performed as a guest artist in the title role of Hansel in New Jersey City University's fall production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. She was one of 40 semifinalists in the 2018 Vermont Vocal Competition hosted by Barn Opera at the Brandon Town Hall Theatre.
In 2018, Ema made 2 different company and role debuts, alto soloist in Antonin Dvořák’s Requiem with Central Jersey Choral Society and Mrs. McLean (Susannah) with The Lighthouse Opera Company in Bronx, NY, respectively. She also returned to Hudson Opera Theatre as Annina (La Traviata) and Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor).
During 2017, Ema was seen as Mercédès (Carmen) Amore Opera, NYC, as Spirit Mother in The Birth of the Wild Heart by Pamela Stein Lynde and Joule L’Adara of Guided Imagery Opera NYC, Tisbe (La Cenerentola "excerpts"), and as Dritte Dame in an abridged performance of Die Zauberflöte with Opera Theatre of Montclair, NJ. She also performed works by Anne Phillips’ "What are we doing to Our World?” and “That Certain Age” presented by Chelsea Opera and Kindred Spirits.
In 2016, she was seen as Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Larina (Eugene Onegin) with Hudson Opera Theatre in Monroe, New York and was distinguished as a core ensemble member in New York City based company, Guided Imagery Opera, in their debut season.
In December of 2015, Ema had the great pleasure of making her debut in the long running Christmas show, A Jazz Nativity-Bending Towards the Light, alongside such names as Tim Horner, Paquito D'Rivera, Ingred Jensen, and Wycliffe Gordon, produced by Kindred Spirits and Chelsea Opera. During the year, she sang in jazz clubs performing a range of music including both classical and jazz.
In 2014, Ema was a finalist for New Jersey State Opera’s Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, a semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Peter Elvins Vocal Competition, and was a featured artist at the NJ National Association of Teachers of Singing “Festival of Singing” where she performed a program of art songs including those by composers Bizet, Britten, and Mahler.
In 2013, Ms. Mitrović was heard as Siébel in a full production of Gounod’s Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre in Middletown, NY where her performance was reviewed as “idyllic” and “bubbly”.