The american soprano EMILY MAGEE was trained at the Indiana University and won several singing competitions. Her stand-in as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in Chicago in 1994 marked her breakthrough. In 1996, her european debut followed in the same role in Paris. Emily Magee became an international sensation when she gave her German debut in the same year as Elsa in the new production of Lohengrin at the Berlin Staatsoper. Since then, invitations have followed to the Festivals in Bayreuth and Salzburg, to the Milan Scala, the New York Met, the Bayerische and Hamburg Staatsoper, the Teatro Comunale in Florence, to Paris, to the Zürich Opera, the ROH Covent Garden, to Tokyo, San Francisco, Dresden and Barcelona. Recently, she sang among others the Fremde Fürstin in Rusalka at the Met, the Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the ROH Covent Garden and in Zürich, Ellen Orford and Chrysothemis at the opera house in Zürich, Minnie at the Hamburg Staatsoper and at the Deutschen Oper Berlin, Tosca at the Dallas Opera, Ariadne at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Isolde at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. At the Wiener Staatsoper, she gave her debut in 1999 as Meistersinger-Eva and has since also sung Marietta/Marie, Arabella, Tosca and Ariadne.