Emma Shapplin (born Crystêle Madeleine Joliton[1] on 19 May 1974, in the Paris suburb of Savigny-le-Temple[2]) is a French soprano.

Emma Shapplin
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Emma Shapplin
Background information
Birth nameCrystêle Madeleine Joliton
Born (1974-05-19) 19 May 1974 (age 45)
OriginSavigny-le-Temple, France
Genres
Years active1997–present
LabelsNimue Music
Websitewww.emma-shapplin.eu

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Other releasesEdit

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BiographyEdit

Emma Shapplin, neoclassical artist, author, composer, and producer, started her music career in classical music but then moved to hard rock. When she was 18, singer Jean-Patrick Capdevielle convinced her to return to taking classical lessons so as to improve her singing technique. She discovered that although rock had given her more artistic freedom and hedonistic lifestyle than classical music, it was still not enough for her, so she decided to create her own style.[4][3][5] 1998- Her first album studio « Carmine Meo » represents her debut as a professional artist, and sold over than two million copies around the world, became multi-platinum many times, which introduced her work to more than 25 - - countries. [6] 2001 - a Trance remix of her first single by Yomanda (under radical records) hits number 1 in the billboard charts and stays top 10 in the maxi single Dance Chart for a year 2001 - Emma was invited by the well known Hollywood composer Graeme Revell to sing 3 original and graceful tracks based on poetry of Dante from his score for the Hollywood movie « Red Planet » - a soundtrack that she shared with - Peter Gabriel, William Orbit and Sting. 2002 - Emma Shapplin was invited at the winter festival in Miami for an amazing performance to celebrate her top chart single dance remix, while she began composing and writing her next album « Etterna » 2002 - « Live in Caesar » album and DVD « Carmine meo » released worlwilde 2003 - For her second studio album « Etterna » ,Emma signed a licence contract with Universal music London under the label ARK 21 with Miles Copeland as manager.The album « Etterna » was written and composed for 70% by Emma and - 30% by composer Graeme Revell, with the performing participation of the London Philharmonic orchestra and choir recorded in Abbey road studio 2004 - Emma began touring for « Etterna tour » for 3 years in 15 countries sold-out shows of 3000 to 7000 and 15 000 seats capacity 2008 - Emma was invited to record in duet with Paolo Conte, one of his composition called « Coup de theatre » of his album « Psyche » 2009 - Her 3nd studio album «Macadam Flower» was written, composed and produced by Emma - a delicate and poetic journey in 3 languages (French, English and ancient Italian) through electro-pop and synth pop music.

      This album went gold in more than 10 countries
      Followed by an international Tour : « Macadam flower Tour »

2011- « live in Athens DVD » of her show “The Macadam Flower Tour” embracing her diverse facets including, electro-pop, rock, opera and neo-classical.

      - international Tour 

2013 - her 4th studio Album called «Dust of a Dandy» written, composed and produced by Emma was described as « a poetic and dark Electro pop rock music and lyrics »

      Followed by impressive international shows  «The dandy’s tour » 

2014 - Emma began new Opera master Classes studies, more regularly, in St Petersburg, with Madame Irina Bogocheva - awarded Opera singer,  President of the international grand Jury of Opera, attached at the Mariinsky Opera Theatre - in St Petersburg. 2014 - Emma began working on development on more personal projects - painting and fine arts photographs 2015 - Emma started composing and writing for her new Neo-classical Opus « Carmine meo part 2 » 2016 - Emma signed a 2 years contract as Brand Ambassadrice for Dogus Group international. 2016 - Opera master classes in St Petersburg all the year

- Public Show for the 2016 Antalya expo
- Studio sessions and compositions for « Carmine meo part 2 » 

2017 - Emma signed an agreement with The British label GO MUSIC for a remix called « Casta Diva » she sang and was composed by Soulshaker - out summer 2017 - the remix hits TOP 4 England pop chart « Casta Diva » 2017 - Performance in Cappadox and Bodrum classical festival for Dogus group

      while composing her new album « Carmine meo part 2 »
      July : Classical music festival in Bodrum 3000 seats  ( sold out) 
      December : public live concert at Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul - 7000 seats ( sold out).

2018 - beginning of full production for her new album in Manchester and Paris, photo cessions in Athens and Paris September : Invited for the Moncler Genius défilé during the fashion week in Milano

    - Mixing and finalization new album « Carmine meo part 2 » (provisional name)
    ... to name but a few ... 

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ResumeEdit

Consequently, to her particular style and charisma, Emma has performed since her debut in some of the most amazing places around the world, including the Acropolis in Athens, as well as the Greek “Olympia” arena, the Kremlin Grand Palace in Moscow, the Esplanade Opera House in Singapore, 3 nights in the Caesare Arena in Israel in 1999 and again in 2004, the theatre Carré in Holland, in a newly excavated open air RomanMausoleum near Belgrade for 10 000 people, at an open air concert on the site of an immense temple in Bali, on the Tunisian seashore of Hammamet, in Bueno aires theater Coliseo, and in a 7 000 seats the « Luna Park Arena » in Monaco for an ice skating event hosted by Prince Albert, in a stadium in Chihuahua for 25 000 people and right above the racing circuit, to open the first Formula 1 at night in Singapore, concert for Antalya expo 2016, and sang for U.N.E.S.C.O 2016, U.N.H.C.R in Athens, 300éme anniversary of the tsarine's Palace for the G8 in presence of Mr President Putin and 20 presidents with their First Ladies

to name but a few and thousand of TV performances and talk in not less than 20 countries, Emma Shapplin sang and synchronise for commercial brands, movies, TV series and many prestigious brands in many countries ( such as Mercedes benz for the CLS, Alrosa diamonds, Kia, « j’aime » diamonds brand, Ferrero chocolate, Carrera y Carrera Jewelry, The Soprano series, HSBC for their 10 best clients in Singapore, Renault Versatis in Germany, for Philips « plasma aurora » with filmmaker Wong-Kar-Way, During the world economic forum 2016 in Davos to promote the antic «Göbeklitepe» for Dogus group....

... to name but a few...[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Russian and French) Interview video with Emma Shapplin for the Russian TV channel TVC.
  2. ^ "Emma Shapplin: A Vocal and Commercial Phenomenon". FRI Musique. 17 January 2003. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d "Spoken like a true artist; Emma Shapplin, accomplished soprano". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  4. ^ (in English) English-language interview video with Emma Shapplin on the Etterna'
  5. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (3 July 1999). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2020 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (24 February 2001). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2020 – via Google Books.

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