Emily Blanch

The award winning London based soprano from Melbourne, Australia.

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Biography

A little about me

Emily Blanch was born in Melbourne and is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. While still in Australia Emily won the Australian Singing Competition and the McDonald’s Aria, which led her to move to London to take up a scholarship at the Guildhall. She has studied with Janice Chapman and continues with Raymond Connell.

Emily has worked with Opera Holland Park for a number of seasons including the High Priestess in Aida and as the Young Artist Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. She has also been a returning member of English Touring Opera performing Eleonora in L’assedio di Calais, Cilla in Waxwings, a production for children with special education needs, and as a member of the ensemble. Other performances include Fiordiligi with Pop Up Opera, Wellgunde and Ortlinde in Fulham Opera’s Ring Cycle and Eudora in Bellisaro for Chelsea Opera Group. Emily was a finalist in Fulham Opera’s inaugural Verdi Prize 2015.

Emily is currently performing a dream role as Amelia in Simon Boccangra for Fulham Opera. In April she will reprise her role as Ortilinde for FO in an orchestral workshop after which she begins with Pop Up Opera as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

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Emily Blanch

Soprano

+44 (0) 751 889 6403

emilymblanch@gmail.com

“Emily Blanch was a caring, warm-toned Mrs Webb”

The Times

“Emily Blanch brought sharp characterisation and solid voice”

Opera Magazine

“Emily Blanch excels as Wellgunde and Ortlinde”

Bachtrack

“Emily Blanch made a fine impression as the priestess”

operatoday.com

“The role of the priestess was beautifully sung by Emily Blanch”

MarkRonan.com

Future Engagements

    • Amelia, Simon Boccanegra, Fulham Opera, Spring 2016

Operatic roles and excerpts

    • High Priestess, Aida, Opera Holland Park, 2015
    • Waxwings, ETO, Tete a Tete Festival 2015
    • Ellen Orford, Peter Grimes, Fulham Opera, 2015
    • Eleonora, L’assedio di Calais, ETO, Spring 2015
    • Cilla, Waxwings, ETO, Spring 2015
    • Fiordiligi, Cosi fan Tutte, Pop-Up Opera, Autumn 2014
    • Miss Jessel, The Turn of the Screw, Opera Holland Park, 2014
    • Wellgunde and Ortlinde, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Fulham Opera, Winter 2014
    • Eleonora (cover), L’assedio di Calais, English Touring Opera, Spring 2013
    • Mrs Webb, Our Town, Guildhall Opera, June 2012
    • Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guildhall Opera, March 2012
    • Frau Fluth, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windor, Guildhall Opera, November 2011
    • Marschallin, Der Rosenkavalier, GSMD, 2011
    • Amelia, Simon Boccanegra, GSMD, 2011
    • Penelope Rich, Gloriana, GSMD, 2011
    • Female Chorus, The Rape of Lucretia, GSMD, 2011
    • Eudora, Belisario, Chelsea Opera Group, 2011
    • Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, GSMD, 2010
    • Alice, Falstaff, GSMD, 2010
    • Berta, The Barber of Seville, GSMD, 2010
    • Marschallin, Der Rosenkavalier, GSMD, 2009
      Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, GSMD, 2009

Chorus

  • La Boheme, ETO, Spring 2015
  • I Gioielli della Madonna, Opera Holland Park, 2013
  • L’assedio di Calais, ETO, Spring 2013/2015
  • Simon Boccanegra, ETO, Spring 2013
  • Cosi fan tutte, ETO, Spring 2013

Awards

  • Winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria, 2008 Sydney Opera House
  • Winner of the Australian Singing Competition, Marianne Mathy Scholarship, 2007, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted and adjudicated by Richard Bonynge
  • Runner up in the Herald Sun Aria, 2007. Hamer Hall, Orchestra Victoria conducted by Richard Divall

Training

  • Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2010-2012, studying with Janice Chapman
  • Masters in Music Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Post Graduate Voice at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama 2008-2009
  • BMus completed Victorian College of the Arts (Australia) 2006, studying with Anna Connolly and Raymond Connell

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