Emma Black

Assistant Director

Emma Black studied Classical Literature and English at the University of Leeds before going on to work for the Chorus and Orchestra Department at Opera North. She has been assistant director on La fanciulla del West, The Coronation of Poppea, Swanhunter and the Ring cycle (Opera North), Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera), The Lighthouse (Royal Opera House) and The Fairy Queen (Academy of Ancient Music).

Recently she has directed La voix humaine for PB&J Opera, The Magic Flute for Leeds Youth Opera, HMS Pinafore for Athena Opera and The Bear for The Living Room Opera Company. She is currently assistant director for HighTime Opera’s production of Cinderella, and is working on projects for Longborough Festival Opera and Opera North.