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 performs 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 CunningLittle Vixen (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Lulu, Lakmé, Lucia di Lammermoorand Partenope (Handel); Violetta (La Traviata), Fiorilla (Il turco in Italia), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Pamina/Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Marie (La Fille du Regiment), Gilda (Rigoletto), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), and Amina (La Sonnambula).
Further career highlights include appearing as special guest with Jose Carreras at the Sydney Opera House, performing Mahler’s SymphonyNo. 4with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Ismene (Mitridate) for Sydney Festival and her two solo recordings: Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo (Deutsche Grammophon/ABC Classics) and Mozart arias (ABC Classics).
Engagements in 2016 include Leila (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.