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Emily Rooke

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Leonore
The Carnival of Venice (Campra)
HEM Genève - Solti Hall, Budapest
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

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
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

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

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)

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 22 year old classically trained Soprano in her fourth year under the tutelage of Lorna Anderson studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was awarded an entrance scholarship.

Currently, Emily is studying French Repertoire at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève through the European Opera Academy under the tutelage of Sacha Michon.

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.

Highlights of her career so far include performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London for the BBC Proms, at St. John’s, Smith Square, London with Selwyn College, Cambridge, touring Belgium with Hereford Sixth Form College’s Scholar’s Choir, Academia Musica and performing as a guest soloist with the Caldicot Male Voice Choir and Hereford Police Choir.

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), Semele (Semele) 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 is 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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