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Emma Matthews

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1970

About Emma Matthews:

Emma Matthews (born 1970) is an English-born Australian lyric coloratura soprano, noted for operatic roles, but also popular on the concert stage. A Principal Artist with Opera Australia, Matthews has received more Helpmann Awards than any other individual artist, nine Green Room Awards, the Mo Award and the Remy Martin Australian Opera Award.

Born Emma Lysons in Manchester, England, she grew up with three younger sisters in Fiji, where her father worked as a maritime pilot, and Vanuatu before moving to Cairns, Queensland, Port Hedland, Western Australia, and finally Perth. There she attended Perth Modern School before studying musical theatre at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music (part of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), but was persuaded by a teacher to switch to opera. She sang with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia in 1990. Since her 1991 professional debut with the West Australian Opera and appointment to Opera Australia in 1993, she has appeared in every state of Australia, notably with the State Opera of South Australia, Victorian State Opera and Opera Queensland, in Adelaide, Melbourne as well as frequent appearances at the Huntington Estate Music Festival for Musica Viva from 1994.

She is married to Stephen Matthews, a former chorister and later a stage mechanic with Opera Australia.

Her first roles took advantage of her sweet light coloratura voice (capable of a top F6), her good looks, and her acting ability. She has appeared for Opera Australia as:

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
2Sempre libera Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
3Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll Song) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Olympia
4Ou va la jeune hindoue (Bell Song) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
5Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
6Quel guardo il cavaliere Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina
7Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
8O luce di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
9O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
10Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
11Vien diletto e in ciel la luna Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
12Porgi amor qualche ristoro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
13Ernani involami Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
14Sul fil d'un soffio etesio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta
15O rendetemi la speme Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
16Pale et blonde Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Ophélie
17Fammi combattere Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
18Quando rapito in estasi Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
19Amour ranime mon courage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
20Werther qui m'aurait dit la place Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
21Disprezzata regina Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia
22Ah! tardai troppo Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
23Monica's Waltz Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
24Elvino..Elvino.. Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18-2

Type: trioVoice: S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Lisa/Rodolfo
25Or dove fuggo io mai Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Bruno
26Je suis encore tout étourdie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
27Lieve sono al par del vento Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna
28Partagez vous mes fleurs Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Ophélie
29Have peace, Jo Popularity:

Opera: Little WomenComposer: AdamoAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
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