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Emily Yancey ’13 Sings Title Role in WNED Broadcast

On Monday, November 22 at 9:00 p.m., WNED TV will broadcast Buffalo Opera Unlimited’s (BOU) production of Carlisle Floyd’s opera “Susannah” with alumna Emily Yancey singing the title role. It will be her second televised performance with BOU. The opera is a retelling of the biblical story of Susannah and the Elders set in the mountains of Tennessee. It is one of the most performed American operas.

Yancey studied voice at Canisius with Melissa Thorburn and received a BA in music performance in 2013. She has performed to critical acclaim at various venues in Western New York, having major roles in opera, musical theater and spoken drama.

Submitted by: Richard Falkenstein, professor emeritus, Fine Arts