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Copyright 2015 - Hino ARTS - Emma Stace Darling



At a very young age Emma was exposed to Strauss' Elektra and Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, that was that. She trained as teenager at a London Music Academy and in her twenties she was described as "sky rocketing to world class as a young dramatic soprano" and getting immediate international concerts dates with wonderful pianist partner Julian Jacobson and singing in United States, Canada, France, Malta, Italy. And again, upon first hearing Emma singing a few notes, she suddenly became the muse of the late great David Bedford who wrote songs for her she will perform for the rest of her life in recitals. He was starting the process of writing music to her poetry when he passed away. Emma got rave reviews for her debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni and the Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro both in England then she went straight to Italy where she started singing Puccini and Verdi.

"Darling's delivery shows that her lovely soprano is suited to a very wide repertoire showcasing a singer that we will doubtlessly hear more about"


Emma left music academy because she couldn't stand the sausage factory restraint. The discipline she found exhilirating. She went home and borrowed money from her brother to buy a piano which she paid back on the first of every month for ten months. She wrote a song a day for a year and earned her living playing them all round the country and in the top London clubs at that time, The Mean Fiddler, The Orange, The Cafe de Paris... However, in typical Emma style, when it came to signing, she backed away. At this point everybody began to think she had gone mad. Feeling the need for total control of her music not selling her unique style to someone in the flea pit that was the record company A&R industry in the 90s. Emma has over 100 copyrighted recorded songs to her name. She writes now as and when, the style remains the same. Emma.