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Emma Pearson


Principal artist at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden for 9 years, Emma’s repertoire included the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Lulu and La Calisto; Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jenny (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Woglinde, Gerhilde and Waldvogel (Wagner’s Ring Cycle), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and Norina (Don Pasquale). On departing she was awarded the honorary title of ‘Kammersängerin’.

Recent engagements include Micaela (Carmen) for State Opera South Australia; Contessa Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims) for Opera Australia; the title roles in Semele (New Zealand Opera), Cunning Little Vixen (West Australian Opera) and Athalia (Pinchgut Opera); Strauss Four Last Songs (New Zealand Symphony), and Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Bratislava) under Bertrand de Billy.

2021 engagements for Emma will include Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) for New Zealand Opera, Four Last Songs with Queensland Symphony, and her debuts with Victorian Opera and Orpheus Choir, Wellington.

Performances with state opera south australia