Nottingham-born mezzo Emily studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), where she studies with Clare Shearer. From September 2019 she begins her studies at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson Opera School. Her studies are supported by the Ena Mitchell Scholarship, Liz Chant Bursary and the John & Barbara Beaumont Bursary.
She is a graduate of the University of York (2017) and The Sixteen’s ‘Genesis Sixteen’ training programme.
Forthcoming engagements include Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Watford Youth Sinfonia, understudying the role of Dinah in the RCS Opera School production of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, RCS Opera Scenes and a recital in the Southwell Music in the Great Hall concert series.
Recent appearances include Elgar’s The Music Makers with Nottingham Festival Chorus, Sara in Dove’s Tobias and the Angel for Nottingham Cathedral and Streetwise Opera, alongside recitals at Southwell Minster and the Nottingham Classics pre-concert recital series. Alongside, Mozart’s Litaniae Laurentanae with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Gresham’s School at St John Smith Square and MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross at the Snape Maltings Easter Weekend, both with the NYCGB Fellowship.
Emily was a Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2017-18, performing as part of the Fellowship Octet, which included performances at the London A Capella Festival, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, a residency at the Snape Maltings and recording a number of new releases.
Roles include: Nancy (Albert Herring, Britten) and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten) both for Aspect Opera, La Tasse Chinoise/L’éureuil (L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Ravel), Fatima (Oberon, Weber) Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas, Purcell) all for the University of York Opera Society and Masha (Paradise Moscow, Shostakovich) for the University of York.
Soloist engagements include: Galatea/Chorus (Acis & Galatea, Handel) for Beverley Early Music Festival, Joan the Knight (La Pucelle, Rose Hall) for the York Spring Festival of New Music, Duruflé’s Requiem and JS Bach’s Ascension Oratorio both for Yorkshire Bach Choir, Mozart’s Coronation Mass for Nottingham Festival Chorus and his Requiem for Stamford Choral Society.
Emily had the honour of being the first Female Alto to sing with the Men and Boys Choirs at Southwell Minster in February 2018, a landmark moment in the Minsters 900+ year history.