My name is Emily Scott. I am 25 and I am currently a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera.
I feel very privileged that the foundation is supporting my journey, this means a great deal to me.
In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice Performance from the University of Auckland and was awarded First in Class.
As a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist I have recently given my solo operatic début in the role of Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for New Zealand Opera in Christchurch. I have also had the opportunity to perform as part of the New Zealand Opera’s schools’ touring production of an abridged version of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, which was presented nationwide to over 7000 students to introduce them to opera.
Under the auspices of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation I have recently had the opportunity to perform for Juliana Gondek, Head of Voice Department at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Ms Gondek has subsequently offered me a place to further my vocal studies on the Artists’ Masters Programme together with a partial scholarship. The Programme commences at UCLA in September 2015 and is anticipated to have a two-year duration.
Following my studies I intend to return to New Zealand where I aspire to join the Young Artists Programme for New