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Emily Blanch

Soprano

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 in Cosi with Pop Up Opera, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, Wellgunde and Ortlinde in Wagner's Ring with Fulham Opera and Eudora in Bellisaro for Chelsea Opera Group. Emily was a finalist in Fulham Opera's inaugural Verdi Prize 2015.

This year Emily returned to Fulham Opera and performed a dream role as Amelia in Simon Boccangra and has reprised her role as Ortilinde.

Press:

"It was a treat to hear the downtrodden housekeeper Berta’s sole aria, sung so musically, by Emily Blanch." - Culture Whisper, Il Barbiere di Siviglia

"Emily Blanch performs the housekeeper Berta’s aria, Il vecchiotto cerca moglie with exceptional skill and an impressive range." - A Younger Theatre, Il Barbiere di Siviglia