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Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Astonishingly talented soprano who is a regular on the opera scene in both Berlin and London. "Bell...is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful things you will ever hear." The Guardian



Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
The second disc in the highly popular SACD sampler series. A great overview of the best of Linn. 

AKP 284  

Handel: Operatic Arias
Handel: Operatic Arias
Soprano Emma Bell's outstanding second solo album, which features the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

BKD 252  

Songs by Strauss, Walter & Marx
Songs by Strauss, Walter & Marx
Emma Bell performs songs by Richard Strauss and premiere recordings by Bruno Walter and Joseph Marx. 

CKD 238  

Emma Bell

Soprano, Emma Bell is at the  forefront of the younger sopranos of her generation.  She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the National Opera Studio and won the Kathleen Ferrier Prize in 1998. She subsequently sang the title role in Handel's RODELINDA for Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, at the Chatelet and the Royal Festival Hall with Sir Charles Mackerras, Harry Bicket, William Christie and Emmanuel Haim and appeared with Opera North, Grange Park and Garsington Festivals. She made her European debut with the Lausanne Opera.

She has given many recitals with Andrew West, Julius Drake, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles in the Wigmore Hall and for the Bath, Brighton, Buxton and Leamington Festivals. In 1999 she was made a BBC New Generation Artist and is now a frequent radio broadcaster. She sang in the opening concert of the BBC 2001 Promenade Concerts conducted by Leonard Slatkin.  In 2002 she joined the Komische Opera in Berlin where her roles include Contessa in FIGARO, Micaela in CARMEN and Pamina in ZAUBERFLOTE. 2003 saw her debut at the Geneva Opera in THE TURN OF THE SCREW conducted by Jeffrey Tate and concerts with the OSR in Geneva and the Bayersiche Rundfunk. 2004 plans included the title role in ALCINA for the Komische in Berlin, the title role in RODELINDA for Glyndebourne Festival with Haim, a BBC Prom with the English Concert and Manze and Merab in concert performances and a recording of SAUL with Rene Jacobs.

2005 engagements include Vitella in a new production of LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for ENO, her USA debut in the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Leonore in MASKARADE.

Future plans include RODELINDA in Bilbao, London's Barbican and the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Vitellia for the Opera de Montreal with Labardie, Rossini's STABAT MATER with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Pappano, Agathe DER FREISCHUTZ for the Komische, Berlin a return to the Proms for ALEXANDER's FEAST and the JOHANNES PASSION with Haim at the Chatelet. In 2008 she will sing the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for the Liceu, Barcelona.


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Maxine Robertson Management
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
'...gelungene Zusammenstellung von starken Stücken im starken Klang mit einem starken Sopran.'
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Gramophone Magazine
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE - A ravishing recital that heralds what promises to be a great career on disc.
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
Don't Miss!
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ClassicalSource.com
A warm recording from the reputable singer
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Atlanta Audio Society
A flawless performance
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MusicWeb International
A disc to treasure
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American Record Guide
Bell can blast with the best
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International Record Review
'Exciting'
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Hi-Fi News
5 Stars
Performances * * * * * / Recording * * * *
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The Independent
5 Stars
Outstanding review of a bright, feisty and sensuous performance
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Early Music Review
'There is much to enjoy'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Performance ***** / Sound *****
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The Guardian
3 Stars

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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
'This is an enjoyable debut for an artist of immense potential'
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
A performance packed with passion and power
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The Herald
5 Stars
An 'extraordinary set of performances' from this 'dazzling virtuoso'
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Scotland on Sunday
The singing is first-rate; the talent undeniable
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The Sunday Telegraph - CD of the Week
Emma Bell has the precious gift of creating a vivid, flesh-and-blood sound
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Music Week
'Distinctive and individual'
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MusicWeek
Distinctive and individual
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The Metro London

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Financial Times
'dramatic sensibility'
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FT Magazine
A long, vibrant voice, with an acute dramatic sensibility
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What's on London
'Intensity and Dynamism'
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Fanfare
This is a disc to be treasured
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Opera Now
Emma Bell weaves a ravishing web of carefully controlled and modulated sound
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Audio & Video Lifestyle Australia
4 Stars
absolutely superb sound quality
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Musicweb-International.com
an intensely attractive and thoughtfully constructed recital
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Atlanta Audio Society
one of the most impressive vocal recitals I've heard in some time
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Classical Source.com
one is immediately struck by the different shading in the tone
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BBC Music Magazine
This is no fledgling recital disc
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MusicalPointers.co.uk
One of the best vocal records of the year
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International Record Review
an exceptionally well-chosen programme
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Gramophone Magazine - Awards 2004
An enterprising recital debut from this up-and-coming soprano
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The Sunday Herald
4 Stars
constantly imaginative and persuasive performances throughout
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The Guardian
4 Stars
you're left slightly in awe of the sumptuousness of her voice
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The Scotsman
Bell combines delicacy with moments of unadulterated ecstasy
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