B.M. Voice Performance, New Jersey City University; Dramatic Coaching, Continuing Ed. New Jersey City University; Private voice studies with Maestro Braeden Harris
Teaching 8+ years, Special Attention Voice
Award winning and critically acclaimed operatic mezzo-soprano/vocalist, Ema Mitrović, is described: "Mezzo-soprano Ema Mitrovic laid down a plush carpet of notes, performing Ulrica’s Aria from “Un Ballo.” The tessitura’s low end dropped into the contralto range where she voiced both authority and menace." (Benefit Concert for Ukraine OperaWire 3/21/22), “out of the ensemble, I found Ema Mitrović...to be the standout” (Opera Manhattan, Suor Angelica ’12) and "Her rich mezzo is pure pleasure..” (Hudson Opera Theatre, Lucia di Lammermoor ’18). Ema performs as an ambassador of music across different genres, having performed 25 operatic roles thus far, a number of solo recitals, and has enjoyed being a 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. Credits include: Carmen (Carmen) w/ Concert Opera Philadelphia; Madame de Croissy (Dialogues of the Carmelites) w/ Bronx Opera; Klytämnestra (Elektra), Schwertleite (Die Walküre), Erda (Siegfried & Das Rheingold) w/ TUNDI Production’s “Wagner in Vermont Festival”; Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) w/ Hudson Opera Theatre & New Rochelle Opera; Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Annina (La Traviata), Siebel (Faust), Larina (Eugene Onegin), Alto Soloist (Handel’s Messiah) w/ Hudson Opera Theatre; Mrs. Ott (Susannah) w/ Marble City Opera; Mrs. McLean (Susannah), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Flora (La Traviata) w/ The Lighthouse Opera Co.; Alto Soloist in Dvorak’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War & Lord Nelson Mass w/ Central Jersey Choral Society. Ema holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from New Jersey City University where she studied with Metropolitan Opera stars Anthony Laciura and Sondra Kelly, along with Grammy nominated jazz artists Roseanna Vitro, Allen Farnham, and Tim Horner. She continued education with Dr. Donna Zapola-Connolly and Adria Firestone, with whom she expanded upon dramatic coaching and vocal pedagogy. Along with being an active performer and teacher, Ema continues to privately study and coach with top New York City professionals to keep a fresh perspective on her craft and passes along this knowledge to her current studio.