The East Complex
The East Complex is a three-act dramatic work consisting of an opera within a drama. This is a master project of both Riles Walsh (MMus Composition, Royal Conservatory Ghent) and Stefan Aleksić (MA Drama, KASK School of Art). They are joined by scenographer & theatremaker Yannick Verweij and an international and diverse group of artists, students and young professionals from various conservatoires and art schools.
Emma takes the role of Agnieszka Petrowska who struggles with challenges surrounding immigration, integration, work pressures, social pressures, mental issues, sexual assault and ultimately resorts to creating her own deluded reality to seize some control.
The production will take place in Ghent Opera, Lullyzaal, Belgium.
ROAM Boris Acket installation
ROAM is back! A casual evening of groundbreaking classical music where classical music is approached in a new way. Audiovisual artist Boris Acket is guest curator. Four of his impressive light installations form the core of the evening, with performances by Joep Beving, Jameszoo, Binkbeats, Genevieve Murphy, Lumus Instruments and Slagwerk Den Haag, among others, interacting with them. In their performances, these established artists collaborate with students of Codarts Rotterdam and the Willem de Kooning Academy.
Come and explore interactive light installations, concerts and performances. Immerse yourself, choose your own path, listen, dance, feel, taste and participate!
de Nationale Opera en Ballet
Emma works regularly within the opera chorus, performing both operas and choral works.
This season 22/23 she has performed Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Turandot, Poulenc’s Gloria and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.
Messa da Requiem Verdi trailer:
Turandot Puccini trailer:
Carmen Bizet video:
IMMIX Vocal Ensemble
Previously the artists of NKK NXT, the ensemble now continues under the name IMMIX Vocal Ensemble, the word “immix” conveying their mixture of voice types, genres and also disciplines.
When We Don’t See video:
Bloom – A sequence of gatherings NKK NXT 2020-2021 production. The Nederlands Kamerkoor trainee members, of which Emma was one, created a performance centred around togetherness; be it digitally or live. The performance is still available to be viewed On Demand.
الوان Alwan Duo
Her latest project, Emma Nelson and Ghaeth Almaghoot partner to create beautiful narratives told via the means of voice, clarinet and duduk. The word ‘alwan’ translates to colours in arabic, this is something they explore within their music finding colours, tones and nuances within their repertoire. The duo performs music ranging from traditional, folk, renaissance through the classical era and eventually to jazz.
Wende Snijders koor
Hou me vast – Wende Snijders with the Nederlands Kamerkoor NXT. A piece composed for the singer and ensemble, recently performed at De Wildernis pilot shows for test audiences. The collaboration between Wende and NKK NXT was released in December 2020. The De Wildernis tour continued its second phase in September 2021 and final tour dates ran from in January – November 2022.
Watch it here:
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: Masterclass
Available to view on BBC iPlayer, Emma performs alongside her peers; William Stevens and Sophie Dicks. Emma’s session within the masterclass is found at ~44mins.
Watch it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07dsf87
Emma Nelson solo recitals
More videos can be found on the EMMA NELSON Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Mf1iOzYik5DFy_iP800Ug