Former Abbey Gate College Pupil Emily Burnett Gives Powerful Performance on ITV's The Voice

Former Abbey Gate College pupil, Emily Burnett gave a powerful rendition of Delibes' Flower Duet on ITV's The Voice.

Emily performed alongside Sophie Rohan as opera duo Belle Voci, meaning 'beautiful voices' in Italian. The pair met while working at The Yew Tree Inn in Bunbury, Cheshire and discovered a shared love of opera.

During her time at Abbey Gate College Emily was awarded the Daphne Herbert Choral Scholarship for her contribution to singing by Director of Music, Stewart Smith. 

Mr Smith, now retired said: "Emily was an outstanding singer and all round musician at school. She was a regular soloist with the Chapel Choir singing in the UK and abroad, and was a delight to work with in both class and in concerts."

Emily went on to graduate from Durham University with a BA (Hons) Dunelm Degree in Music, gaining a First in both her Final Recital and Contemporary Performance Recital.

In 2015 Emily co-founded the opera duo Belle Voci, performing to audiences at Bolesworth International and Liverpool International Horse Show at Liverpool Echo Arena.

Following their outstanding performance on the TV show, Emily and Sophie went on to be coached by American singer and judge, Jennifer Hudson during the competition.

Belle Voci successfully made it through the 'Battles' stage, showing their fighting spirit as they went head-to-head with competing singers, and are on their way to 'Knockouts'.

Published: Wednesday, 17th January 2018