Emily Pulley

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Emily Ann Pulley (born 14 April 1967) is an American opera soprano. As of 2010, she had performed in more than 150 operas.


Pulley earned a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude from West Texas A&M University in 1989 and a Master of Music degree in voice (with a focus on opera performance), in 1995, from the University of North Texas, where she studied with Pattye Johnstone. At West Texas A&M, Pulley had been a student of Elsie "Elsa" Ruth Porter (1920–2006).

Selected productions[edit]

  1. Peter Grimes (1995)[1]
    Metropolitan Opera
  2. La Fanciulla del West[2]

    Glimmerglass Opera

    Title role
  3. The End of the Affair

    Lyric Opera of Kansas City

    Pulley as Sarah Miles[3]
  4. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, (2008)[4]

    Robert Bass, conductor

    Pulley was a soloist
  5. The Turn of the Screw (2010)
    Pulley as The Governess[5]
  6. Three Decembers (2010)

    Central City Opera

    Pulley as Beatrice

Selected discography, filmography, and videography[edit]

Live performances of the Metropolitan Opera

March 29, 2003
Pulley as Marguerite
January 27, 2004
Emily Pulley as Valencienne
April 16, 2005
Pulley as the First lady


  • 2006 — Christopher Keene Award, New York City Opera, for a performance in new or unusual repertoire


  1. ^ Alex Ross, In Performance; Classical Music, New York Times, January 7, 1995
  2. ^ Classical Music and Dance Guide, New York Times, July 2, 2004
  3. ^ Brian Kellow, The Americanization of Emily, Opera News, Vol. 71, No. 9, pps. 38–40 (March 2007) OCLC 108376225
  4. ^ Warren Hoge, Bernstein’s Singing Presidents: A Recount, New York Times, March 31, 2008
  5. ^ David Shengold (review), Opernwelt, April 2010, pg. 73 OCLC 1645860