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Emma is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Australia’s most highly awarded soprano, Emma Matthews has received seven Helpmann Awards, nine Green Room Awards, the Mo Award, the Remy Martin Australian Opera Award, and Limelight Awards for Music personality of the Year, 2010, Best Performance in an Opera,2012 and Australian Artist of the Year, 2016. She has performed regularly with Opera Australia, all the state opera companies and the major Australian symphony orchestras and festivals.
Her operatic repertoire includes the title roles in The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) , Lulu, Lakmé, Lucia di Lammermoor and Partenope ; Violetta ( La Traviata ), Gilda ( Rigoletto ), Cleopatra ( Giulio Cesare ) , Juliette ( Roméo et Juliette ) , Marie ( La Fille du Regiment ), Konstanze ( Die Entführung aus dem Serail ), Amina ( La Sonnambula ), the four heroines ( The Tales of Hoffmann ), Leila ( Les Pecheurs de Perles)
Career highlights include singing Violetta (La Traviata) in the inaugural Handa Opera on the Harbour, Lulu, with Simone Young, performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and Ismene ( Mitridate ) for Sydney Festival, and her three solo recordings: Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo (Deutsche Grammophon/ABC Classics), Mozart arias (ABC Classics) and recently release: Agony and Ecstasy (ABC Classics).