Emily Vine (soprano) was born in Surrey and read music at the University of Bristol where she won the Sir Thomas Beecham scholarship for outstanding performance. After graduating Emily gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, and most recently joined Royal Academy Opera. Emily has been highly commended in the Isabel Jay Opera Prize and was a finalist in the prestigious Richard Lewis competition. She is also a grateful recipient of an Arts Club Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award, and the Donald Graham Scholarship.
Opera roles include Barbarina and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Amersham Festival Opera and University of Bristol), Miles Turn of the Screw (with Gergely Kaposi of Hungarian State Opera in Budapest) and most recently Fido Paul Bunyan with British Youth Opera for which she was awarded the Basil A. Turner prize. She has sung opera scenes as Calisto, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Constance Dialogues des Carmélites, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore and Lucia The Rape of Lucretia. This year, Emily will make her RAO debut as La Fée Cendrillon.
Concert performances have recently included Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansand, Norway and opera arias with Laurence Cummings for the London Handel Festival. Emily is also a soloist for the flagship Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series.