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 Scotland, Ireland and Northern England to critical acclaim. Her include Amore and Minerva in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses with Opera Collective Ireland and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, conducted by Christian Curnyn; Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Opera Theatre Company); Morgana in Handel’s Alcina (Buxton Festival/OTC); Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen (New Devon Opera); Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (OTC); 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 Barber’s Knoxville: 1915 (Meadows Chamber Orchestra), Orff ’s Carmina Burana (Belfast Philharmonic Choir and Tallaght Choral Society at the National Concert Hall), Verdi’s Requiem (Edinburgh Royal Choral Union), Christmas Gala (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Gala at the NCH) and Mozart’s Mass in C minor (Ulster Orchestra). Forthcoming engagements include Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) and a tour of Handel’s Messiah (Irish Baroque Orchestra). She is a qualified paraglider pilot, has two young children, and in her spare time enjoys climbing, swimming and yoga.