Emily Kyte is a high lyric mezzo-soprano and is an alumna of the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she studied with Susan Waters.
In 2021, Emily was an Emerging Artist with Longborough Festival Opera, singing the Owl and covering Fox Golden-Mane in ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’. She has sung as an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, covering the role of Zulma in ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’.
Her operatic roles include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Ruggiero (Alcina), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Dema (L’Egisto), Mére Marie de l’Incarnation (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), The Secretary (The Consul), Genevieve (The Long Christmas Dinner) and Mrs Kneebone (A Dinner Engagement). In summer 2019 she sang the role of Papagena to critical acclaim for Sweden’s leading summer opera festival Opera på Skäret. Emily covered the role of Idamante (Idomeneo) and covered and sang the role of Second Apparition (Macbeth) for English Touring Opera’s Spring Tour of 2019. She will return to sing with English Touring Opera in Spring 2021, taking the mezzo role in their children’s opera ‘Paper & Tin’.
Emily has gained critical acclaim for her roles in comic opera and enjoys performing operetta repertoire. In January 2020, she was a soloist for ‘Tarantara’, a gala performance of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan at the Chichester Festival Theatre, conducted by Martin Handley and directed by William Relton. Other credits include The King in Johann Strauss II’s rarely performed operetta ‘The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief’ (Opera della Luna, Wilton’s Music Hall/tour), Chrysaea in a semi-staged production of the music-hall piece ‘The Arcadians’ (Opera della Luna, Wilton’s Music Hall), Cousin Hebe (HMS Pinafore) and Edith (The Pirates of Penzance).
Notable solo concert performances include ‘Music on the Brink of Destruction’ at Wigmore Hall, an exploration of music written in the Terezin concentration camp and the Warsaw ghetto during the holocaust, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3; Schumann’s ‘Das Paradies und die Peri’ with the London Symphony Opera, performed at Barbican Hall and the Philharmonie Luxembourg and recorded for LSO Live; and ‘Pulcinella’ with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall. She has sung as a soloist at Cadogan Hall, St James’ Piccadilly, and Milton Court Concert Hall.
Emily is an alumna of the English National Opera’s ‘Operaworks’ programme, where she was coached by Jane Robinson. She has been a finalist in the Royal Overseas League vocal competition and the Somerset Song Prize.