Emma Matthews

Born 1970

Emma Matthews is an Australian lyric soprano, noted for operatic roles, but also popular on the concert stage. She is currently a Principal Artist with Opera Australia. Born Emma Lysons, she grew up with three younger sisters in Fiji, where her father worked as a maritime pilot, and Vanuatu before moving to Perth, Western Australia.… Read More

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  • British Woman Chooses 161 Word Name
    BBC Blogs- America - May 05, 2012
  • Ms Dreams Set For Record Books!
    Hartlepool Mail - May 04, 2012
  • What's On This Weekend? Abc Online
    Google News - Sep 09, 2011
  • Review: Lakme | Opera Theatre, Sydney Crikey (Blog)
    Google News - Sep 05, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Emma Matthews.


1970 Birth Born in 1970.


1990 20 Years Old She sang with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia in 1990. … Read More
1995 25 Years Old She appeared, billed as Emma Lysons, in the 1995 Alan John opera The Eighth Wonder about the Sydney Opera House, broadcast on ABC TV the night following its world premiere.


2008 38 Years Old She appeared with José Carreras in Sydney 2008, then on New Year's Eve in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
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