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Emma Matthews

The Pearlfishers

Emma Matthews is a highly acclaimed and awarded soprano having received more Helpmann Awards than any other individual artist, nine Green Room Awards, the Mo Award and the Remy Martin Australian Opera Award. She has performed regularly with Opera Australia, all the state opera companies and the major Australian symphony orchestras and festivals

Her many opera roles include the title roles in The Cunning Little Vixen for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Lulu, Lakmé, Lucia di Lammermoor and Partenope (Handel); Violetta in La traviata, Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Pamina/Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Marie in La Fille du Regiment, Gilda in Rigoletto, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Amina in La Sonnambula.

Further career highlights include appearing as special guest with Jose Carreras at the Sydney Opera House, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Ismene in Mitridate for Sydney Festival and three solo recordings: Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo (Deutsche Grammophon/ABC Classics),  Mozart arias (ABC Classics) and most recently in 2016 Agony and Ecstasy (ABC Classics).

Recent engagements include Leïla in The Pearlfishers, for both Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, a national tour of Voyage to the Moon – a baroque opera pasticcio for Musica Viva and Victorian Opera, Messiah with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Violetta for Opera Australia and a recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

In 2017, Emma will join Opera Queensland to perform Leïla in The Pearlfishers.