About Emily Murdock, soprano

Soprano Emily Murdock is a versatile performer whose performances “resonate well with the audience.” (Opera News, 2010.) She has sung with Boulder Opera Company, PORTopera, Opera in the Ozarks, the Boulder Fringe Festival, Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera Colorado, and Colorado Light Opera, and regularly performs with the Central City Opera Ensemble. Recent and upcoming performances include Adina in THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI with Boulder Opera Company, Mrs. Elizabeth ("Baby") Doe in THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE with Central City Opera Ensemble Artists (touring production), Carmina Burana with Colorado Repertory Singers, and as Liria Duo at Dazzle in Denver for their Classical Series and at The Dairy Center in Boulder.

Emily is one half of the ensemble Liria Duo with pianist Sara Parkinson. Liria Duo released an album of songs by Libby Larsen in 2013 called Songs of Her Self. The duo spent three years working closely with the composer on this premiere recording. 

Emily has appeared as a soloist with several regional orchestral and choral organizations in the Rocky Mountains. She has also been successful in many multi-round competitions, singing in the National Semi-Finals of the NATS Artist Award recital competition, the National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition, and the Regional Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

While a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Emily sang many principal roles, including Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice).  Emily also shared the stage with the University of Colorado Orchestra as a winner of the Honors Concerto Competition.   

Emily earned her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Flute Performance at the University of Montana.  She is a native of Whitefish, Montana, and currently resides near Denver, Colorado, with her husband, pianist/coach/conductor Steven Aguiló-Arbues.