„Multi-Talented“ Soprano Artist / Author & Composer....
Emma Shapplin started her music career in classical music but then moved to rock. She discovered that although rock gave her a certain artistic freedom, it was still not enough for her appetite for self-expression and so decided to create her own style.
This became a combination of diverse opera influences, lyrical poetry and modern trance and rock/pop music.
Emma was raised speaking French, „la“ Shapplin but decided to write and perform her first two albums, mainly in old Italian because Emma believes,
„It is a language that sings naturally, and leaves a large open space to dreams“. Emma was relatively unknown in the United States until composer Graeme Revell invited her to sing on his score for the movie „Red Planet“. He later collaborated on her second album „Etterna“ with Revell composing some of the songs.
Her first album „Carmine Meo“ sold over 2 million copies all around the world and became multi-platinum many times, which gave Emma an introduction to more than 25 countries.
Her second album „Etterna“ lead her to remarkable and bewitching stage performances, which she produced and staged herself. Emma has performed many times, in some of the most amazing places around the world, including the arena of the acropolis in Athens, the Kremlin Grand Palais in Moscow, the Esplanade Opera House in Singapore, and the arena of Cesarea in Israel, the theatre Carré in Holland, in an open air Roman Mausoleum (newly excavated) near Belgrade in Serbia for 10 000 people,
open air in the site of an immense temple in Bali, by the Tunisian shore at Hammamet, to name but a few.
Emma Shapplin is now working on her new album and show, which is sure to promise more surprises!