Born in Cornwall, Emma studied at the Royal College of Music in London, graduating with first class diplomas in recital and opera. She went on to study at the National Opera Studio, where her studies were supported by various sponsors including Opera North, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Sybil Tutton Charitable Trust. In November 2005 Emma Gane was awarded a Susan Chilcott Scholarship.
Emma performs regularly as a soloist, working with conductors such as Sir David Wilcox and Ivor Bolton. Her operatic roles include Teofane Ottone, Emilia Flavio, Laurette Le Docteur Miracle at the RCM, Governess The Turn of the Screw for the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for the Mananan Opera Festival, Second Bridesmaid Le Nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni for Opera Frankfurt.
Recent engagements include the Governess The Turn of the Screw for English Touring Opera and the Salzburger Landestheater under Ivor Bolton, Mozart’s C Minor Mass for Winchester Music Festival, Les Nuits d’ete for Ludlow Festival, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for Opera North, a performance of Britten’s Coal Face and On This Island at the Royal College of Music, the role of Phénice in Gluck’s Armide at the 2006 Buxton Festival, St John Passion with Grange Choral Society. Shostakovich 14 under Diego Masson for Dartington International Summer School/