Lauded as “remarkable” by The New York Times, Soprano Emalie Savoy’s lyric vocal beauty and dramatic passion continue to touch audiences worldwide. Awarded First Prize in Voice at the prestigious 2015 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany, Emalie Savoy: A Portrait, her highly anticipated debut album from GENUIN Classics, was released in fall of 2016 garnering widespread acclaim, including nominations for a 2016 Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize, 2017 ICMA Award and consideration for a 2017 ECHO Klassik Award. A multiple prizewinner, past accolades include a 2013 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, the 2012 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, and the 2011 Leonie Rysanek Grand Prize from the George London Foundation.
A versatile artist, Ms. Savoy is sought-after on the operatic as well as concert and recital stage. Notable appearances include her Metropolitan Opera debut as Kristina in Leoš Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, conducted by Jiří Bělohálovek; performances alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble; her Carnegie Hall debut as soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Paulus with the Oratorio Society of New York, conducted by Kent Tritle; performances with the New York Philharmonic as Queen Isabella in de Falla’s Atlántida; guest soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Musical Olympus Foundation in Shostakovich Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia and her performance of Contessa Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto with The Metropolitan Opera HD Live series, released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon.
Additional credits include Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Grand Théâtre de Genève; soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with OSNY in Carnegie Hall; Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Oper Wuppertal; Ariadne in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with The Tanglewood Music Center, conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi; Anna in Schubertstrasse 200 at the Salzburger Landestheater with Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, conducted by Adrian Kelly; Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with Opera Columbus; Céphise in Rameau’s Pygmalion with On Site Opera; Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert, Armide in Gluck’s Armide, conducted by Jane Glover, with MET + Juilliard as well as Contessa in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Susan B. in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with Juilliard Opera.
In addition to her vocation and schedule as a soloist, she maintains a vibrant teaching and coaching studio and is voice and music instructor at Our Lady of Loreto Convent in Charlotte, NC. A native of Schenectady, New York, she completed The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School.