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Emma Shapplin

  • Emma ShapplinBorn: 19/05/1974
  • Nationality: France
  • Years active: 1997-present
  • Vocal Category: Coloratura Soprano
  • Studio Albums: 3
  • Record Sales: 2.5 million+
  • Record Label: Universal
  • Biggest Markets: France, Italy, Greece, Argentina
  • Website Links: Official Site


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Emma Shapplin
is probably the most elusive classical crossover artist you’ll come across. She spent over seven years in silence since her second album Etterna in 2002, and only broke it to release a third album, Macadam Flower, in late 2009. Despite her lack of media and fan relations, she is very well known in the crossover circuit and is immensely popular, especially with Sarah Brightman fans. Her infrequent activity is a shame, since Shapplin is among the most creative of her contemporaries. Her first two albums are original compositions, the second album being her own. They are full light modern operas; slightly gothic in theme, including beats and the lyrics are sung in Old Italian. Unfortunately, her third album took a different direction from crossover and stands firmly in the pop arena. Fans of the female fronted symphonic metal scene, that is to say, bands such as Nightwish, Within Temptation and Epica, will love Shapplin's vision and the atmospheric sound of her first two albums.

Etterna Album Review

Sarah Brightman
Tarja Turunen
Mariette Davina
Camilla Kerslake


#3 Alejandro 2012-12-14 12:44
It's very sad her style
#2 PAULA 2012-10-02 18:02
Emma Shapplin has one of the most beautiful voices that I have ever heard. Love her music. My son even listens to her now!! Beautiful .....
#1 Sophie Langan 2012-07-06 15:49
Emma Shapplin has got a beautiful voice. I have her album Carmine Meo and really love it. Her voice is fantastic.

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