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Emma Black studied Classical Literature and English at the University of Leeds before going on to work for the Chorus and Orchestra Department at Opera North.
She has been assistant director on 'La Fanciulla del West', 'The Coronation of Poppea', 'Swanhunter' and The Ring Cycle (Opera North), 'Albert Herring' (Hampstead Garden Opera), 'The Lighthouse' (Royal Opera House) and 'The Fairy Queen' (Academy of Ancient Music).
More recently she has directed 'La Voix Humaine' for PB&J Opera, 'The Magic Flute' for Leeds Youth Opera, 'HMS Pinafore' for Athena Opera and 'The Bear' for The Living Room Opera Company