Emily Onsloe is a 23 year old British soprano born in Essex, studying with Professor Susan McCulloch having graduated with a 1st class degree from The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2015. Emily’s passion for music began at an early age learning the clarinet and saxophone before finding her true passion in singing.

Emily’s Operatic Highlightsinclude performing with the 2016 Opera Holland Park Chorus in ‘Die Fledermaus’ directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans and ‘La Cenorentola’ directed by Oliver Platt . Emily covered the role of Musetta in ‘La Boheme’ with Vivo D’arte conducted by Audrey Hyland and covered Quartet Soprano in British Youth Opera’s ‘English Eccentrics’ with Stuart Barker & Peter Robinson. In 2015 Emily had the opportunity to perform for Tête à Tête in ‘Boys of Paradise’ an innovative new opera by Vahan Salorian with WorksOPERA.

 Whilst at GSMD Emily made her operatic debut as the Countess in an abridged version of Mozart’s 'Le Nozze di Figaro' directed by Sally Burgess and played Cleopatra in opera scenes with Simon Cole & Linnhe Robertson. Emily also performed as part of the chorus for Dvorak's 'The Cunning Peasant' directed by Stephen Metcalfe and conducted by Dominic Wheeler.

 Emily also has a passion for sacred music and oratorio; she has sung experts from William Russell’s oratorio 'Job' and was the soprano soloist for Mozart’s 'Coronation Mass' at St. Mary's in Leyton. Emily also sung in Mahler Symphony No.2 in C minor 'Resurrection' at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Belohlávek. Emily was the soprano soloist at the opening concert for the Brentwood Arts Festival in Elgar's 'Spirit of England' with the ELMS Orchestra at Brentwood cathedral, conducted by Andrew Wright.

 Emily is also a keen chorister and sung with ‘The National youth Choirs of Great Britain’ performing for the 25th Anniversary concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall. She then went on to sing professionally with ‘The Brentwood Cathedral Choir’. Emily now sings with The Philharmonia Chorus and is looking forward to performing Beethoven’s ‘Missa Solemnis’ at the Palau de la Musica, Valencia and then again in January for the opening festival of Hamburg's new concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie.

 Emily's achievements include winning the Freda Parry Scholarship fund, receiving the concert recital diploma from GSMD for achieving 80% (distinction) in her final recital., Emily was a finalist in ‘The Stephen Sondheim Performer of the year competition’, winner of Havering’s Young musician of the year’ and 'The Rotary Music competition', ‘The Vera Richards residential course prize’, ‘The Ian Cox and Brian Donnelly award for outstanding achievement’ and the ‘Ruth Richards shield for music.' Emily was also generously supported by the Thomas Acton memorial fund.


 Emily is currently looking for funding to continue her studies as an opera singer. If you can help in any way please contact Emily.