Emma Morwood | Soprano


Emma Morwood

Così fan tutte


Born in Belfast, Emma Morwood studied at the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was a major award winner, and she currently studies with Karen Cargill. She has sung with many of Europe's finest orchestras and conductors. Concert highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and with Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (ERCU) at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh; Berg's Sieben frühe lieder at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 with the Edinburgh Quartet; and Verdi’s Requiem (ERCU). She sang the lead role of Iris Robinson in Conor Mitchell’s Abomination: a DUP Opera at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2022. Other roles include Musetta in Northern Ireland Opera's (NIO) critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s La bohème; Ulster Touring Opera’s inaugural concert series A Night at the Opera; Costanza in Vivaldi’s Griselda with Irish National Opera; Amore and Minerva in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses with Opera Collective Ireland. She also appears in the award-winning NIO film Old Friends and Other Days. Future performances include Haydn’s Creation with the Ulster Orchestra and Alien in the world premiere of Anna Pidgorna’s A New World with Red Note Ensemble. As well as being a qualified paraglider pilot, Emma has two children, Lucas and Orla, and in her spare time enjoys climbing, wild swimming and yoga. She is grateful for the continued support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and National Lottery.

May 2023