Emily is a London born mezzo-soprano with training from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the ENO OperaWorks Programme. Her previous roles include Papagena (Opera på Skäret), Idamante (cover) English Touring Opera, Bird Woman/Mrs Buzzard/Headteacher (Waxwings- Education Opera) English Touring Opera, The King (The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief) Opera della Luna, and Zulma (cover) Garsington Opera. During her time on the opera course at the Guildhall School, she played the roles of The Secretary (The Consul), Mère Marie de l’Incarnation (Dialogues des Carmélites), Genevieve (The Long Christmas Dinner) and Mrs Kneebone (A Dinner Engagement). Her concert credits include a Gilbert & Sullivan gala concert at the Chichester Festival entitled Tarantara! conducted by Martin Handley; the female solo quartet for Schubert’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and broadcast on BBC Radio; and the mezzo-soprano solo for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall. She has performed as a soloist in concert at the Wigmore Hall and at Cadogan Hall.
Longborough debut: Hen & Owl/The Cunning Little Vixen (2021)