The Robert Tear Scholarship for 2014-15 was awarded to the soprano Emily Vine.
Born in Surrey, Emily studied at the Royal Academy of Music, first achieving an MA with distinction and most recently a DipRAM from the prestigious Royal Academy Opera, where she learned with Elizabeth Ritchie.
Opera roles include Strawberry Seller DEATH IN VENICE for Garsington Opera under Steuart Bedford, Anne Trulove THE RAKE’s PROGRESS, La Fée CENDRILLON, Lucia THE RAPE OF LUCRECIA, Suor Genovieffa SUOR ANGELICA for Royal Academy Opera, Fido PAUL BUNYAN for British Youth Opera, Soprano INTO THE LITTLE HILL for Shadwell Opera, Barbarina and Susanna LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Amersham Festival Opera and University of Bristol and Miles TURN OF THE SCREW with Gergely Kaposi in Budapest.
A regular performer in concert, Emily was a soloist for the flagship Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series. Recent highlights also include Mozart’s REQUIEM at the Royal Albert Hall with the English Festival Orchestra, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Kristiansand, Norway, and arias with Laurence Cummings for the London Handel Festival.
Engagements in 2016 include Euridice in Opera Danube’s production of ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD at St. John’s, Smith Square, a staged version of Handel’s MESSIAH on a tour of the UK with Merry Opera Company, Sylvie in LA COLOMBE for West Green Opera. Further engagements include the world premiere of Liam Patterson’s THE EIGHTH DOOR for Scottish Opera and Giunone IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA and Emmie ALBERT HERRING for The Grange Festival