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  Mezzo Sopranos: Emma Carrington

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Mercedes Carmen and Third Lady The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera)‚ Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress (Santiago‚ Chile)‚ Mazet in Gounod’s La Colombe (Buxton Festival)‚ Ježibaba Rusalka (Grange Park Opera)‚ Sorceress Dido and Aeneas and Matilda/George The Cautionary Tales (Opera North)‚ Schwertleite Die Walküre (Opera North at Leeds Town Hall‚ Birmingham Symphony Hall‚ The Sage Gateshead and the Lowry)‚ Salty Sue Captain Blood’s Revenge (Brighton Festival and Glyndebourne on Tour)‚ Farzana in Wagner’s Die Feen and Ursula Béatrice et Bénédict (Chelsea Opera Group)‚ as well as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Sage and Britten’s Spring Symphony at Salisbury Cathedral. She also covered the roles of Jezibaba and Third Nymph Rusalka (Glyndebourne)‚ Pauline The Queen of Spades (Opera North)‚ Storge Jephtha and Ursula Béatrice et Bénédict (Welsh National Opera).

Emma studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has appeared as Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro (conducted by Sir Colin Davis)‚ Diana/Giove in Cavalli’s La Calisto‚ Masha in Shostakovich’s Paradise Moscow‚ Bianca in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia‚ Martha in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and as chorus soloist in Rameau’s Dardanus. Excerpts at the Academy included Leoncavello’s La Boheme (Musetta) and Falstaff (Mistress Quickly)‚ Lehar’s Der Sternguker (Isolde)‚ La Rondine (Suzy) and La Cenerentola (Tisbe). Other RAO tableaux include scenes from Parsifal (Kundry)‚ Handel’s Radamisto (Radamisto) and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges (Maman).

She has appeared as La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica‚ Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress and Florinda Into the Woods at the RNCM‚ Clorinda Tancredi e Clorinda and Handel’s Amadigi at the Batignano Festival. Other engagements include Third Lady The Magic Flute for British Youth Opera‚ the Older Woman in the London premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight‚ Mistress Quickly in Grange Park Opera’s Young Artist production of Falstaff at Nevill Holt and on tour with Pimlico Opera‚ Frances Grieves Remembrance Day and the Cleaner White‚ both Scottish Opera’s 5:15 project‚ Juno Semele at the Amersham Festival‚ Feklusa Katya Kabanova and Altichiara Francesca da Rimini at Opera Holland Park‚ Kabanicha Katya Kabanova at Scottish Opera and Miss Baggot The Little Sweep for Jubilee Opera.

On the concert platform‚ Emma has performed in the St. Matthew Passion‚ Monteverdi’s Vespers‚ The Messiah‚ Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms‚ Bach’s Christmas Cantatas‚ Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Walpurgisnacht‚ Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle‚ Haydn’s Nelson Mass‚ Vivaldi’s Gloria‚ Schubert’s Mass in E Flat and Tippet’s A Child of Our Time. She appeared in Janacek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Wigmore Hall.

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