Biography

Emma Sventelius is born and raised in Lund in the south of Sweden. She began her studies under the tutelage of Dr. Monica Thomasson at Vadstena Folk high school. In 2013, after two years in Vadstena, Emma began her Bachelors degree in Voice at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Helene Gjerris, a degree which she completed as an Erasmus student at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna working primarily with Prof. Rannveig Braga-Postl. Emma is a student of the Swedish tenor Erik Årman since four years and she is currently studying a Master of Opera at The University Collage of Opera Stockholm.

Emma has been privileged to have received outstanding training. She has sung on master classes given by Anne-Sofie von Otter, A.D. David Gowland, K.S. Krassimira Stoyanova, 

Mireia Pintó, and Matti Hirvonen among others. Additionally, she has worked with coaches such as Florian Boesch, Michael Rot, Ulrich Staerk, Martin Nagashima Toft and Stephan Matthias Lademann.

On the opera stage, she has found a special interest in newly composed opera and has premiered several roles, including: Mezzosoprano 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 Ernest" by B T. Andersson at the International Vadstena Academy. Emma has also sung in a variety of roles, from The Sorceress in "Dido and Aeneas" by Purcell to the title role in Bizet's "Carmen". Other roles to mention are: Charlotte in Massenet's "Werther", Orfeo in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice", Ottavia in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea", Hänsel in Humperdinck's "Hänsel und Gretel" and The Secretary in Menotti's "The Consul", all of which she has performed partially. In November 2017 she will make her international debut as Suzuki in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. Emma has also been chosen to take part in the world famous soprano Barbara Hannigan's Young Artist Project Equillibrium. For more information, se Events

Equally at home with oratorio, Emma has sung the alto/mezzo-soprano solos in the Mozart Requiem, Stabat Mater by G. Pergolesi, the Matthäus-Passion by J. S. Bach, The Holy Night 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 (recitals), as has been touring with the semi-staged performance of Karin and the King. In 2016, Emma won 3:rd prize in the 23:rd Intenational Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, together with the pianist Sofia Nilsson, as well as 1st prize in OVIS-rösten, a voice competition in south of Sweden.

In 2015 she was awarded the Joel Berglund-Foundation Scholarship by the Soloist of the Royal Opera in Stockholm and in the summer of 2016 she received the Aurora Lillieros Scholarship for singers as well as Alvin's Scholarship from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Previous to that she was in 2013 named the Art Scholar of the City of Lund.