Cumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and on the Royal Academy Opera Course (RAO).
Emma is now a student of Anthony Roden.Notable roles include Idamante Idomeneo, Enrico Elisabetta I and ensemble Macbeth (English Touring Opera), Flora La traviata (Opera Holland Park YAP), Mother Amahl and the Night Visitors (Bampton Classical Opera), Selene Berenice (La Nuova Musica), MinervaIl ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Pepa Goyescas (The Grange Festival). For RAO Emma appeared as Ruggiero Alcina, Junon Orphée aux enfers, Hanna May Night and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea and was the recipient of a Regency Award for her successes with the company.
Emma also spent two years with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera chorus performing in Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, La traviata, Poliuto and Carmen. This summer Emma joins Opera Holland Park as Olga, Eugene Onegin.
On the concert platform, Emma has performed in an opera gala with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra (China), L’Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve (Victoria Hall, Geneva) and for a televised performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hallé and Kinshasa Orchestras from the Royal Festival Hall. Emma has studied at the Georg Solti Accademia, as a Britten-Pears Young Artist and on the Handel House Talent Scheme.
She has won the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award, the Bampton Classical Opera Competition, the Audrey Strange Memorial Award at the Royal Oversea’s League vocal competition and was a finalist in the London Handel Festival singing competition and the Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.