Emma Sventelius, 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 2015-2016. In 2016-2018 Emma studied at The University College of Opera Stockholm as a student of the Swedish tenor Erik Årman
In November 2017 Emma made her international debut as Suzuki in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf and Duisburg, and during the season of 2018-2019, she sung Carmen in Bizet's opera at Malmö Opera and Orlando in a version of Händel's opera rearranged for a high school audience at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
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. 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 Earnest" 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 Madame Flora in Menotti's "The Medium". For more information about her schedule, 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 "Matthäuspassion", "Magnificat" and "Weihnachtsoratorium" by J. S. Bach, "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, as has been touring with the semi-staged liedperformance of "Karin och Kungen". For mor information about previous engagements, se Previous.
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 and Matti Hirvonen among others. Additionally, she has worked with coaches such as Florian Boesch, Eva Mark-Mhülher, Marcin Koziel, Robert Holl, Michael Rot, Ulrich Staerk, Martin Nagashima Toft and Stephan Matthias Lademann.
In 2019 Emma had the great honour of being awarded The Barbro Salén Scholarship at the Royal Swedish Opera. She has previously been awarded Anders Walls Giresta scholarship and The Vitaby scholarship from the OVIS foundation (2018), as well as the Joel Berglund-Foundation Scholarship by the Soloist of the Royal Opera in Stockholm (2015), the Aurora Lillieros Scholarship for singers (2016) and the Alvin's as well as the Larsèn-Todsen's scholarship from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music (2016 and 2017). 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.