Emma Bell


"That woman, Elisabeth, is played by Emma Bell and the British soprano rockets herself into the Wagnerian premier league with this performance. Her timbre has always been unique — imagine Kathleen Ferrier up an octave — but now Bell shows so much more: perfect intonation, tenderness, subtle variation, compelling acting."
Richard Morrison
The Times

Emma Bell
photo by Paul Foster-Willams



Managing Director
Maxine Robertson

Assistant Artist Manager
Jessica Buchanan-Barrow

Recent and future highlights

  • Title role Strauss Arabella - new Renaud Doucet production - Oper Köln
  • Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Ellen Orford Peter Grimes; Elisabeth Tannhäuser; Mme Lidoine Poulenc Les dialogues des Carmélites; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni - Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Strauss Vier letzte lieder - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Antonio Pappano
  • Ludmila Dvorak St Ludmila and Freia Das Rheingold - Hallé Orchestra - Sir Mark Elder
  • Countess Le nozze di Figaro; Donna Elvira - Metropolitan Opera, New York
  • Governess Britten The Turn of The Screw - Staatsoper Berlin - Ivor Bolton; Dallas Opera
  • Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Zurich Opera; Bayerisches Staatsoper
  • Elsa Lohengrin - Hamburg State Opera; Welsh National Opera
  • Elettra Idomeneo; Anne Truelove The Rake's Progress; Donna Elvira - La Scala, Milan
  • Rossini Stabat Mater; Beethoven Missa Solemnis - Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Antonio Pappano
  • Beethoven Symphony No 9 - LPO - Vladimir Jurowski; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - BBC Proms - Gianandrea Noseda
  • Britten War Requiem - Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Kent Nagano; Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera, Covent Garden - Pappano
  • Strauss Vier letzte Lieder - Het Gelders Orkest; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Leonore Fidelio - Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; staged productions: Opera North; English National Opera; Oper Köln
  • Wagner Wesendonck Lieder - Orchestra of Welsh National Opera - Lothar Koenig
  • Mme Lidoine Poulenc Les dialogues des Carmélites - Hamburg Opera