Emma Stannard

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Website: emmastannard.weebly.com/

Cumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard began her training at Royal Northern College of Music under Peter Wilson achieving an MMus with distinction. She then joined Royal Academy Opera (RAO), under the tuition of Yvonne Howard and Joseph Middleton. 

For RAO Emma performed the roles of Ruggiero, Alcina, Junon, Orfée aux enfers, Hanna, May Night and Poppea, L’incoronazione di Poppea. On leaving she was presented a Regency Award for her successes with the company. She has since performed the role of Minerva in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for The Grange Festival, studied as a Britten-Pears Young Artist and is currently touring performances of Verdi’s Requiem for The Merry Opera Company. She will return to the MOC in 2018 to perform the role of Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro. For the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus, Emma has appeared in Carmen, Poliuto, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni and La Traviata. 

Emma was awarded the ‘Audrey Strange Memorial Award’ for her performance in the final of the Royal Oversea’s Leaugue vocal competition (2016) and the ‘Amanda Von Lobb Award’ and the ‘Van Smit prize’ for her performances for RAO. In 2017 she was a finalist at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner Keval Shah.