Emma Lewis is a mezzo soprano living in Hertfordshire and professionally based in London, performing a diverse range of opera, solo and choral repertoire. Plans for 2017 currently include chorus in productions of Don Giovanni and The Rake's Progress at Festival d'Aix en Provence, Arnalta for HGO's production of La Incoronazione di Poppea, BBC Proms with the Monteverdi Choir, a tour of Bach St Matthew Passion with Armonico Consort and performing in several prestigious singing compeitions.
Roles performed include Bradamante/Alcina (Opera Alumnus), Mrs Herring/Albert Herring (Harrow Opera), Mrs Kneebone/A Dinner Engagement (Opera Dinamica), Daniel/Handel’s Belshazzar, Hippolyta/A Midsummer Night's Dream (Trinity Laban Opera), Mother/Hansel & Gretel, Third Lady/The Magic Flute (University of York Opera Society) and Dido and Sorceress/Dido & Aeneas (Eboracum Baroque)(St Martin’s Voices). Roles performed in scenes are Romeo/I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Quickly and Meg/Falstaff, Sélysette /Ariane et Barbe-Bleu, Hata/The Bartered Bride, Orphée/Orphée et Euridice & Sesto/La Clemenza di Tito.
Emma has performed a diverse range of solo repertoire ranging from Bach to Messiaen. Recitals have included Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben, selected works from Howells' A Garland de la Mare, Elgar Sea Pictures and a recital at Kings Place as TL Gold Medal finalist. Emma is also a frequent mezzo-soprano and alto soloist in larger choral works, repertoire including Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bach B Minor Mass, Rachmaninov Vespers and Strauss Deutsche Motette, to name but a few.
Emma sings with the Monteverdi Choir and Ex Cathedra and also freelances in professional church choirs throughout London whilst holding a regular choir position at St James Sussex Gardens in Paddington. She is a member of the professional singers scheme with London Philharmonia Chorus and is an alumna of the Genesis 16 training programme. As well as performing, Emma also teaches singing privately and at Bedford Girls School.
Emma completed a Masters in Vocal Performance with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2015, supported by the Robinson Hearn and Kathleen Roberts Scholarships. She was the recipient of the Mmus Prize and the TL Director's Prize for Vocal Excellence.
(Please contact Emma for the most current version of her biography.)