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Emma Nightingale


Emma Nightingale is a versatile soprano, director and writer.

As a lyric soprano, Emma’s credits in 2023 include soloist for the 50th Anniversary of the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra, and America! for Voxalis. In 2022 Emma made her principal debut in the Festival of Outback Opera Singing in the Night and Dark Sky Serenade. She also featured as Soloist in Home Grown Opera (Opera Queensland), and chorus in La traviata (Opera Queensland). 

For Opera Queensland, Emma has appeared as a principal artist, playing Juniper (The Frog Prince), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Mimi (La bohème). Emma is a regular chorus member with Opera Queensland, appearing in Verdi, Don Giovanni, Peter Grimes, The Sopranos, and Ruddigore. Emma has appeared as a guest artist for the popular Opera Queensland event Sing Sing Sing. 

As director, Emma has worked with Opera Queensland and shake and stir as Assistant Director for The Frog Prince, La bohème and Fizz. In 2023 she will direct the remount of The Frog Prince for State Opera South Australia.

Other roles and engagements include The Foreign Woman in Menotti’s The Consul, for The CoOperaTive, Soloist in Classic Brisbane with Camerata, an ensemble member of The Seven Sopranos for Bleach Festival on the Gold Coast, Brisbane Lord Mayors Christmas Carols, Opera in the Gardens, Opera by the Lake, and in concert with The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra.

Performances with State Opera South Australia