Emma studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Recent and forthcoming engagements include Rossweisse Die Walküre and covering Erda Das Rheingold and Siegfried at Royal Opera House‚ Maddalena Rigoletto, Orlofsky Die Fledermaus‚ Third Lady The Magic Flute, Mercedes (and covering title role) Carmen (Welsh National Opera)‚ 3rd Secretary Nixon in China (Scottish Opera), Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nefertiti Akhnaten (English National Opera)‚ Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress (Santiago‚ Chile)‚ Konchakovna Prince Igor (Chelsea Opera Group)‚ Schwertleite Die Walküre(Opera North at Leeds Town Hall‚ Birmingham Symphony Hall‚ The Sage Gateshead and the Lowry)‚ Mazet in Gounod’s La Colombe(Buxton Festival)‚ Ježibaba Rusalka (Grange Park Opera)‚ Sorceress Dido and Aeneas and Matilda/George in the world premiere of The Cautionary Tales (Opera North)‚ Salty Sue Captain Blood’s Revenge (Brighton Festival and Glyndebourne on Tour) and BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night Ten Pieces Prom.
Engagements postponed or cancelled due to Covid include 1st Maid Elektra (ROH, and with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and 3rd Secretary Nixon in China (English National Opera).
Further appearances include Farzana in Wagner’s Die Feen and Ursula Béatrice et Bénédict (Chelsea Opera Group)‚ Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro (conducted by Sir Colin Davis)‚ Third Lady (British Youth Opera)‚ Older Woman in the London premiere of Dove’s Flight‚ Mistress Quickly Falstaff (Nevill Holt)‚ Kabanicha Katya Kabanova‚ Remembrance Day and White (Scottish Opera)‚ Juno Semele at the Amersham Festival‚ Feklusa Katya Kabanova and Altichiara Francesca da Rimini at Opera Holland Park and Miss Baggot The Little Sweep for Jubilee Opera. She also covered the roles of Jezibaba and Third Nymph Rusalka (Glyndebourne)‚ Pauline The Queen of Spades (Opera North)‚ Storge Jephtha and Ursula Béatrice et Bénédict (Welsh National Opera).
On the concert platform‚ Emma has performed St. Matthew Passion‚ Monteverdi’s Vespers‚ Handel’s Messiah‚ Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms‚ Bach’s Christmas Cantatas‚ Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Walpurgisnacht‚ Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle‚ Haydn’s Nelson Mass‚ Vivaldi’s Gloria‚ Schubert’s Mass in E Flat‚ Tippet’s A Child of Our Time‚ Britten’s Spring Symphony at Salisbury Cathedral and Janacek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Wigmore Hall.