Cork soprano Emma Nash has been described as “captivating” (Irish Times) and a soprano with an “exciting, individualised vocal colour” (Opera Today).
Recent engagements include the roles of Die Vertraute/ Fünfte Magd in Irish National Opera’s sold out run of Strauss’ Elektra as part of The Kilkenny Arts Festival as well as appearing in INO’s Casta Diva pilot event with Cork Opera House.
Last year Emma was named as one of the newly appointed Cara O Sullivan Associate Artists by Cork Opera House and sang the roles of Musetta (La Boheme), Violetta (La Traviata) and Despina/Dorabella ( Cosi Fan Tutte) in outdoor performances across Cork City.
Emma is a featured artist alongside rappers MuRli and God Knows in Body & Soul’s film Ériu which premiered in October 2021 at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin.
During the COVID-19pandemic, Emma participated in many digital performances including the critically acclaimed 20 Shots of Opera with Irish National Opera and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The Wallstreet Journal praised A Message for Marty by Conor Mitchell as “hilarious, opera extremism in modern dress”. Emma also appeared in A Diva Christmas live from Cork Opera House and Diva with The Cork Orchestral Society.
Emma graduated with distinction from the M.A in Opera Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was winner of the Lee Freeman Scholarship Prize, the Dolan Evans Award and a Leverhulme Scholarship. Emma is winner of the PWC/ Wexford Festival Opera “Emerging Young Artist” bursary and the UCH Limerick “Rising Star Award”.