Bio and Press

"As Octavian, we hear the young Swedish mezzo-soprano Emma Sventelius, and what we hear is really sensational. Sventelius is convincing in her acting and might be the most believable character of the evening. Her demeanour is tomboyish with an air of macho and offers a big emotional expression. Her voice provides the flaming colours of a mezzo-soprano as well as tender lyrical singing, every nuance in absolute perfection - what a singer!"

Emma as Octavian - from Der Opernfreund 9 October 2019