Swedish soprano Emilia Utter Mangsbo made her debut at the Swedish Royal Opera in 2016 at the age of 20, with the role Yniold in the opera Pelléas et Mélisande, directed by Keith Warner. Since then she has been requested to sing for many different projects, involving singing in some of the finest venues for classical music in Stockholm.
Following her debut at the Royal Opera Emilia performed the lead in the French opera Lucile by Grétry with Drottningholm’s Baroque ensemble conducted by Mark Tatlow in the spring of 2017.
Before the Covid-19 crisis started in the beginning of last year Emilia had just made her London solo concert debut at The Victoria and Albert Museum with the program Down the Rabbithole. An intriguing program of music inspired by myths, dreams and creatures. Since the summer of 2013, Emilia has been performing bold artistic concerts every year to challenge the formats of performing music and to counteract the limits segregating music and art. Emilia composes her own songs and arrangements, builds programmes with different genres and themes, and explores new ways to perform classical music. She has also performed as a soloist for the Swedish Royal family, including at Lilla Akademien’s 70th birthday celebration of the King of Sweden, Carl Gustav.
In the late summer of 2016 she was requested as a soloist by the South African orchestra MIAGI, conducted by Duncan Ward, for their tour to Switzerland. She also works regularly with the Flen World Orchestra, which connects people from around the world along with their musical traditions.
Over the years she has been supported by several institutions. In 2016 she received the Eugen Hedberg Scholarship from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and has been awarded their youth scholarship twice. Upon entering the Royal College of Music in 2017, she became an RCM Scholar, and in 2019 was awarded support from the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. The last two summers, of 2020 and 2021, she has been accepted as one of the scholars at Confidencen Opera & Music Academy, deepening her knowledge in baroque music.
In the summer of 2020 she graduated from the Royal College of Music in London with a first class degree Bachelor of Music. In the spring of 2022 she will participate in the finals of the song competition Schymberg Award and follow up her London debute with the premiere of her own project and production Murder at the Opera.
Following this she will graduate this summer with her Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, fully supported by The Toeman Weinberger Opera Scholarship.