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Emily Rooke

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Betly
Betly (Donizetti)
British Youth Opera, National Opera Studio
2021
Le Papillon, Chorus
L'enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel)
VOPERA
2020
Léonore
Les Fêtes Vénitiennes (Campra)
HEM Genève - Solti Hall, Budapest
2019
Chorus
Carmen (Bizet)
Concerto Classico Opera Company, Florence
2019
Chorus
La Traviata (Verdi)
Concerto Classico Opera Company, Florence
2019
Anima
Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo (Cavalieri)
Conservatorio Cherubini, Museo Galileo, Florence
2019
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Luigi Cherubini’
2019
Chorus
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
2018
Poppea
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Fiordiligi
Così fan Tutte (Mozart)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Hereford Shire Hall
2017
Papagena
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Hereford Shire Hall
2017
Sophie
Werther (Massenet)
Hereford Cathedral
2017
Roy
Dirty Beasts (Brian Irvine)
Welsh Millennium Centre/RWCMD
2016
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
RWCMD Outreach Project
2015

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Bromyard Choral Society
2021
Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Worcester Symphony Orchestra
2019
Angel
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Church of St. Edward and St. Teilo, Cardiff
2017
1st Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Lucton School
2012
Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Bransford Chapel
2011

Choral

Soloist
Wonders of the Celtic Deep (Paul Mealor)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
2021
Soloist
Seven Angels (Sir James MacMillan)
BBC NCW, Hoddinott Hall, Welsh Millenium Centre
2018
Soloist
Rejoice in the Lamb (Benjamin Britten)
Academia Musica Choir, Truro Tour
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert COVID-cancelled

C from Poulenc's 'Deux Poèmes de Louise Aragon'

Fêtes Galantes from Poulenc's 'Deux Poèmes de Louise Aragon'

Emily Rooke

Emily Rooke

Emily Rooke

British Youth Opera Serena Fenwick YAP (2020)

BBC National Chorus of Wales Soprano Scholar (2017)

Hereford Police Choir's Young Musician Bursary (2017)

Entrance Scholarship - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2014)

Competitions

Gold Award - The 3rd New Talent British Youth Music Competition (2020)

Silver Medallist - Music in the Vale Competition (2019)

Highly Commended - Music in the Vale Competition (2017)

"...Emily really did stand out and was a worthy winner of the bursary." - Alison Houlbrooke, Musical Director of Hereford Police Choir (2017)

"Emily, who is studying at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, is the 2017 winner of the Police Choir's Young Musicians' Bursary and an exceptional new talent." - Sunshine Radio Website (2017)

"The audience loved... our guest soprano Emily Rooke." - Hereford Police Choir (2017)

“...the Choir and audience were delighted to listen to the enchanting singing of Emily Rooke.” - Caldicot Male Voice Choir

Serena Fenwick Young Artist Programme
British Youth Opera
2020–2021
Summer Festival
British Youth Opera
2020
Italian Opera (European Opera Academy)
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Luigi Cherubini’, Firenze
2019
French Repertoire (European Opera Academy)
Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève
2018–2019
BMus (Hons)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2014–2018

Emily Rooke is a young Soprano under the tutelage of Lorna Anderson. She will begin her Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music in London in September 2021, having previously studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

In 2020, Emily attended the British Youth Opera Summer Festival training programme. She is a Serena Fenwick Young Artist with British Youth Opera for 20/21.

Emily studied French Repertoire at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève, Switzerland under the tutelage of Baritone, Sacha Michon through the European Opera Academy and in March of 2019 she began her Italian Opera studies at the Conservatorio di Musica ‘Luigi Cherubini’ in Florence, Italy under the tutelage of Tenor, Leonardo De Lisi and Early Music Specialist, Patrizia Vaccari.

Highlights of Emily’s career so far include performing the role of ‘Léonore’ in Campra’s ‘Les Fêtes Vénitiennes’ at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary with the baroque musicians of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève. She has also sung the Royal Albert Hall, London with BBC National Chorus of Wales for the BBC Proms, at St. John’s, Smith Square, London with Selwyn College, Cambridge, and toured Belgium with Hereford Sixth Form College’s Scholar’s Choir, Academia Musica.

She began to study singing at Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, Bromyard where she was the recipient of The Head Teacher’s Music Scholarship to Support Outstanding Musical Talent. At Hereford Sixth Form College she was awarded a Choral and Instrumental Scholarship for Violin, performing in national and international venues such as Truro and Antwerp Cathedrals, being broadcast on the BBC and recording a CD at Gloucester Cathedral. She is a student scholar with the BBC National Chorus of Wales with whom she has worked under the baton of John Butt, Thomas Søndergård, Ryan Wigglesworth and Xian Zhang. She has also worked under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle for the BBC Youth Proms and Carlo Rizzi with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Chorus.

Oratorio work includes the Soprano Soloist for Handel’s Messiah and an Angel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Operatic repertoire includes music from: Così Fan Tutte (Despina), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra), Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Barbarina) and Werther (Sophie). Musical theatre roles include: Blousey Brown in Bugsy Malone, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Mme Thenadier in Les Miserables and Jan in Grease. Recently she has particularly enjoyed touring around schools in South Wales playing the character of Roy in Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts by means of opera and workshops. The production was so popular it was taken to the Welsh Millennium Centre.

Emily has been supported by the Bromyard Grammar School Foundation and is the proud recipient of The Hereford Police Choir Young Musician's Bursary for 2017.

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