Emma Morwood was born in Belfast and moved to Edinburgh to take a place at the University of Edinburgh to study music. She graduated with a BMus (Hons) and went on to train at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she gained a distinction in the postgraduate performance diploma.


While at the RNCM, Emma was awarded the Dame Eva Turner Prize for potential dramatic sopranos; the Brigitte Fassbaender prize for Lieder and the Claire Croiza prize for French Song. She was also awarded funding from the Subill Tutton Awards (MBF) and the University of Edinburgh to enable her to continue her studies at the RNCM

Opera Roles

Pamina /The Magic Flute Brenda Hurley/Annilese Miskimmon Opera Theatre Company Oct ‘11-Feb ‘12
Diana (cover)/Orpheus in the Underworld Derek Clark/Oliver Mears Scottish Opera Aug-Nov 2011
Micaela/Carmen (George Bizet) Paul Foster/Martyn Harrison New Devon Opera Jul 2011
Spirit/Alfred (Thomas Arne) Ian Page/Ian Page Classical Opera Company Oct 2010
Elsie/Yeomen of the Guard (G&S) John Owen Edwards/Jeff Clark G and S Opera Company Aug 2010
Morgana/Alcina (Handel) Nicholas Kok/Annilese Miskimmon Opera Theatre Company Jul 2010
Susanna/The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) Fergus Shiel/Annilese Miskimmon Opera Theatre Company Apr-Jun ‘10
Aline/The Sorcerer (G&S) Jeff Clark/Jeff Clark Opera Della Luna Jul ‘09-Jun ‘10
Lady Magnesia/Lady Magnesia(Weinberg) Clark Rundell/World Premier RLP Ensemble 10/10 Nov 2009
Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Rossini) Kevin Thraves/Stefan Janski Mananan Opera Festival Sep 2008
Fiordiligi/ Cosí fan tutte (Mozart) Luke Housner/Damon Ploumis Weimar Lyric Opera Studio Jul 2008
L’enfant/ L'enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel) Clark Rundell/Stefan Janski RNCM Mar 2008
Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Ewa Strusinska/Stefan Janski RNCM Dec 2007