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Sventelius, Emma - Mezzo Soprano

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Sventelius, EmmaMezzo Soprano
Sventelius, EmmaMezzo Soprano
Sventelius, EmmaMezzo Soprano
Sventelius, EmmaMezzo Soprano
Sventelius, EmmaMezzo Soprano

Biography

Emma Sventelius was born and raised in Lund in the south of Sweden. She began her studies under the tutelage of Dr. Monica Thomasson at Vadstena Folkhögskola. In 2013, after two years in Vadstena, Emma studied a Bachelor of Voice at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, completing her studies as an Erasmus student at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2015-2016. In 2016-2018 Emma studied at The University College of Opera Stockholm as a student of the Swedish tenor Erik Årman.
 
She has sung on masterclasses given by A.D. David Gowland, Krassimira Stoyanova, Mireia Pintó, and Matti Hirvonen among others. Additionally, she has worked with coaches such as Ulrich Staerk and Stephan Mathias Lademann.
 
Her recent upcoming engagements include Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) at Volksoper Wien, Tisbe (Cenerentola) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Royal Opera, Stokholm.
 
In September 2019, Emma joined the ensemble at Theater Bonn, where she, among other roles, has sung Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, a role in which she also made her debut at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in February 2020. On the opera stage, she has found a special interest in newly composed opera and has premiered several roles, including: Mezzo Soprano 1 in Stabat Mater - a chamber opera by F. Bayani Mabalot, Dalkullan Vera in Det går an by D. Fjällström at Läckö Castle, Ia in Aquilegia by G. Lindström at Sthlm New Opera and Miss Prism in the opera The Importance of being Earnest by B T. Andersson at the International Vadstena Academy. Emma has during her studies also sung in a variety of roles, from The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell to Madame Flora in Menotti's The Medium.
 
Equally at home with oratorio, Emma has sung the alto/mezzo-soprano solos in the Mozart’s Requiem, Stabat Mater by G. Pergolesi, the Matthäuspassion, Magnificat and Weihnachtsoratorium by J. S. Bach, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Den heliga natten by H. Rosenberg, Stabat Mater by A. Scarlatti, Oratorio de Noël by C. Saent-Saëns and Messe pour deux voix by C. Chaminade. With a great love for the lieder, she also performed in several Liederabende.
 
Emma Sventelius has had the great honour of being awarded several esteemed awards and scholarships over the years. The most recent being The Birgit Nilsson Scholarship in 2020.