Emma Lewis

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Opera

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo soprano

Location: East

Website: emmalewismusic.com

“A natural when it comes to things theatrical and operatic” (Sir John Eliot Gardiner), Emma performs as an opera singer and soloist. She completed a Masters in Singing with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and was recipient of the MMus prize and the Director’s Prize for Vocal Excellence. She was a finalist in the Trinity Gold Medal. She studies privately with Sophie Grimmer and Pamela Kuhn.
Opera roles performed include Mother Goose/The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera), Arnalta/La Incoronazione di Poppea (Hampstead Garden Opera), Bradamante/Alcina (Opera Alumnus), Mrs Herring/Albert Herring (Harrow Opera), Mrs Kneebone/A Dinner Engagement (Opera Dinamica), Hippolyta/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel/Belshazzar (Trinity Laban Opera) and Dido & Sorceress/Dido & Aeneas (St Martin’s Voices). Emma has also sung chorus roles with Wexford Festival Opera, Quielle Company, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Dunedin Consort, Opera Holland Park, Echoris and Metta Theatre.
In 2019, Emma will attend the Dramatic Voices Program Berlin, studying the role of Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and receiving instruction in lieder from Anne Schwanewilms and Stephanie Blythe. Emma makes her Longborough Festival Opera debut in 2020, singing Roßweiße in Die Walküre as part of their Wagner Ring Cycle project.
Emma is a frequent mezzo soprano and alto soloist in larger choral and orchestral works, repertoire including Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Dixit Dominus, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bach B Minor Mass and St Matthew Passion, Rachmaninoff Vespers, Elgar Sea Pictures and Strauss Deutsche Motette to name but a few. Emma made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017 in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Monteverdi Choir. She was also an alto soloist in their European 2018 Bach Cantata tour. Emma has also sung Handel’s Messiah for Dunedin Consort across Scotland.