Emily van Evera
Emily Van Evera has earned an international reputation for her versatile and expressive interpretation of earlier vocal repertoires. She also sings newly-composed songs, traditional folk music, and whatever takes her fancy.
Emily is a soloist on over fifty recordings including ground-breaking and award-winning discs of works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi with the Taverner Consort (EMI/Virgin), of 16th & 17th-c. English, Italian and Spanish song with The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Circa 1500 and Tragicomedia (Virgin, Chandos, CRD, Harmonia mundi, Teldec), music by Hildegard of Bingen and Machaut (Hyperion) and more recently, My Lady Rich (Avie), an Elizabethan portrait welcomed as 'riveting... heart-stealing' (BBC Music Magazine), 'a vivid and touching portrait' (New York Times) and 'a magnificent recording' (Goldberg).
She sang the role of Dido for the BBC-commissioned commemorative recording of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Taverner Players, BBC/Sony), and in 2010 released songs by Benjamin Britten and Vladimír Godár on So sweet a melody (Somm) and a live concert recording with Solamente naturali (Bratislava) of church music for soprano and orchestra by Ján Levoslav Bella.