Mezzo-soprano Emily Hopkins originally hails from Boone, NC and migrated to Eugene to pursue her M.M. in Voice Performance at the University of Oregon.  She recently received her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University.  With the UO Opera Ensemble, she has performed the role of Cornelia in Giulio Cesare and is currently preparing Tisbe in Acis y Galatea.