Emma Bernard

Emma Bernard recently directed the Chinese premiere of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes for Beijing Music Festival, conducted by Duncan Ward. She regularly collaborates with composer Orlando Gough, and has directed for Streetwise Opera since 2007, including their 10th anniversary film and live opera The Answer To Everything. Other recent work: Hearing Voices by Jocelyn Pook for BBC Concert Orchestra, Upon This Rock, with composer Jonathan Baker for Metal, Peterborough, 100% Norfolk, Norwich Theatre Royal, and Jilted, a new touring vocal-theatre piece for two singers.
Drawing Life Preview – performance & discussion
Drawing Life, a Jewish Music Institute (JMI) production composed by Jocelyn Pook, is inspired by a collection of poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in Terezin. This was a preview performance of a powerful new classical work commissioned by JMI to mark the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the camp’s liquidation by the Nazis. The song cycle with live music and video was followed by a discussion of the work’s genesis and ideas. Pook was joined on stage by JMI’...