Belfast soprano Emma Morwood studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Northern College of Music where she was a major award winner. On the operatic stage she has sung leading roles across the UK and Ireland to critical acclaim. Her roles include Amore and Minerva in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses (Opera Collective Ireland and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Christian Curnyn); Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in school workshops for Edinburgh International Festival; Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Theatre Company); Morgana in Handel’s Alcina (Buxton Festival/OTC); Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen (New Devon Opera); and she has covered Lila in David Bruce’s The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Opera North) and Diana in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera/NI Opera). Recent concert highlights include Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall); Barber’s Knoxville: 1915 (Meadows Chamber Orchestra); Orff’s Carmina Burana (National Concert Hall); Schoenberg’s String Quartet No 2 (Edinburgh Quartet); Verdi’s Requiem (Edinburgh Royal Choral Union); Handel arias (Prussian Chamber Orchestra, Berlin); Christmas Gala (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra), and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (Ulster Orchestra). Future engagements include an Irish tour of Handel’s Messiah (Irish Baroque Orchestra), Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle and John Rutter’s Mass for the Children. She is a qualified paraglider pilot, has two young children, and in her spare time enjoys climbing, triathlons and yoga.