Emma Jenkins read English at Oxford University and began her career in opera as a staff director for English National Opera. She worked in that capacity on over 20 productions and directed the world premiere of The Country of the Blind by Mark Anthony Turnage. Emma directed Figaro’s Wedding at the inaugural Grange Park Festival in 1998 and has since directed for Pimlico Opera and the Iford Festival.
Recent engagements: Librettist Rhondda Rips It Up! (WNO), Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel (ENO); Director National Opera Studio Residency; Co-Librettist and Associate Director In Parenthesis (WNO)