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Emily Kirby-Ashmore

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Lucia
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
2018
1st Witch
Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)
Blackheath Halls
2018
Overseer
Elektra (Strauss, R)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
2018
Elettra
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
2018
Gossip
Noye's Fludde (Britten)
Blackheath Halls Opera
2018
Le Feu
L'enfant et les sortileges (Ravel)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
2017
Penelope Rich
Gloriana (Britten)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
2017
Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Head First Productions
2017
Adele
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Opera Integra
2017
Flora
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Secret Opera
2016
Servilia
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Secret Opera
2016
Dido
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Helen Astrid Singing Academy
2016
Musetta​
La Bohème (Puccini)
Palace Opera
2015
Theodora
Theodora (Staged) (Handel)
Cratoule Summer School
2015
Susanna
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Cheddington Opera
2015
Mother
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Hendon Music Festival
2013
Pamina
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Palace Opera
2013
Micaela
Carmen (Bizet)
Palace Opera
2012
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Heart of England Opera
2012
Susanna
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Heart of England Opera
2012

Operetta/G&S

Princess Ida
Princess Ida (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Julian Light Operatic Society
2016
Cunegonde
Candide (Bernstein)
King's Light Opera
2016
Patience
Patience (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Greenwood Theatre
2016
Princess Ida
Princess Ida (Sullivan)
Kalos
2015
Phyllis
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Imperial Productions
2014
Phoebe
The Yeomen of the Guard (Sullivan)
Hendon Music Festival
2012

Musical Theatre

Irene Molloy
Hello, Dolly! (Jerry Herman)
Imperial Productions
2017
Meriam Beetle
Cold Comfort Farm (Alaric Barrie)
Imperial Productions
2017
Miss Dorothy
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tesori/Scanlan)
Greenwood Theatre
2011

Session Work

Soloist, chorus
Romeo & Juliet (James Horner)
The Rodolfus Choir
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Be Kind and Courteous (Recital)

Da Tempeste (Recital)

Jauchzet Gott excerpt (recital)

Je Veux Vivre (Recital)

La Zingara

Le Feu (in rehearsal) MP3

Soave Sia Il Vento - Così Fan Tutte

Emily

Emily

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Emily Headshot 5 colour

Phyllis (Iolanthe)

Phyllis (Iolanthe)

Phyllis (Iolanthe)

Phyllis (Iolanthe)

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NODA's London District Award for Best Female Performance in G&S (2016)

Nominated - NODA's London-Wide Award for Best Female Performance in G&S (2016)

“Emily has an enviable way of being able to sing with individuality and style” Ralph Allwood (2014)

“She is an excellent musician … with fine intonation and a good sense of the musical style of different eras … a light, well-focused and pure soprano” Richard Morrison (2013)

“I could work with this voice all day” James Gilchrist (2009)

MMus
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
2017–2018
Opera School
City Lit
2016–2017
LRAM
Royal Academy of Music
2010–2011
BMus
King's College London
2008–2011
Singing
Royal Academy of Music
2008–2011

Emily studied at the University of King’s College London and at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011. She is currently a Principal Artist with Palace Opera, most recently performing the roles of Michaela (Carmen), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). Upcoming roles include Gilda (Rigoletto) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni).

A highlight of 2013 was featuring as a soloist on the soundtrack to the Romeo & Juliet film directed by Julian Fellowes, the score composed by James Horner.

She has sung with Blossom Street, The London Quartet, Artis, The Southbank Sinfonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir and Deus Ex Cathedra.

Recent solo engagements include Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum with the Southbank Sinfonia, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra (part of Channel 4’s Documentary ‘The Life of Alex’), Bach’s St John Passion in St John’s Smith Square, Macmillan’s Seven Last Words on the Cross with the Southbank Sinfonia and Bach’s B Minor Mass at Gloucester Cathedral with the English Chamber Orchestra.

Roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Micaela (Carmen) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Palace Opera, Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors) and Phoebe (Yeoman of the Guard) for Hendon Music Festival.

Emily also undertakes engagements for the Hatfield House Living History Project, bringing to life the characters of Lady Mary and Queen Victoria, as well as performing in their well-known Banquets in the Old Palace.

Emily is an experienced recording artist, performing on numerous television and film soundtracks, including commercial recordings for Katherine Jenkins, Blossom Street and the Rodolfus Choir. She is thrilled to announce that she will be releasing her debut album in 2015.

Outside of solo singing, Emily is an accomplished choral conductor and singing teacher. She is the Head of Vocal Studies at Bolingbroke Academy and Director of Music with the award-winning Girls Choir at the Dunstable Priory. She has a teaching base in London with a number of students performing in the West End and on Broadway including Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Oliver, Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.

Emily has the privilege of receiving vocal instruction from Joy Mammen and David Barrell, and coaching from the highly talented Anna Tilbrook.

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