Meet WNO

Emily Christina Loftus

Soprano Emily Christina Loftus hails from the North of England and is a Welsh National Opera Associate Artist 2023/2024. Emily is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where she worked with Rosa Mannion and Caroline Dowdle and was supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. Emily is also a first-class graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she completed her undergraduate degree as a RCS Scholar, studying with Patricia MacMahon. Emily is a Samling Artist and Oxford International Song Artist 2022-2024.

Recent roles include Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (Opera Holland Park, YA), Daughter 2 Akhnaten (cover ENO), Pamina The Magic Flute (Opera North, WSO), Papagena Die Zauberflöte (RCMIOS) and Evita/Girl in Jeans Scoring a Century (British Youth Opera). Emily has sung chorus for English National Opera, Opera North and the Glyndebourne Festival.

On the recital platform, Emily returned to the Oxford International Song Festival as part of the Spring Song Festival 2023 and performed as part of the Opera in Song Series at Opera Holland Park 2023. Previous recital engagements have included an Oxford Song Emerging Artist recital alongside soprano Mary Bevan and a guest recital at Howdenshire Music.

Emily’s competition successes include being a finalist in the Somerset Song Prize and a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2022, Royal Overseas League Vocal Competition and the Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition 2021.

Upcoming engagements at WNO: Strawberry Seller Death in Venice; Cercatrice 1 Suor Angelica; Lauretta (Cover) Gianni Schicchi; Young Lover (Cover) Il tabarro; soprano soloist is A Viennese Celebration and the Opera Favourites Gala Tour.