Soprano Emily Turner made her solo debut with Opera Queensland in 2017 in Mozart Airborne, a collaboration with Expressions Dance Company, and has performed in ensemble and chorus roles including Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, La traviata and The Perfect American (presented by Brisbane Festival). Her principal operatic roles include Gretel and Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Walter (La Wally), Sylviane (The Merry Widow), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica), Harry (Albert Herring) and Frantik (The Cunning Little Vixen).
As a Young Artist for Pacific Opera from 2017 to 2019, Emily performed in multiple concerts including at the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House and at the Concourse with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, she performed the role of Solveig in a new fully-staged production with orchestra of Ibsen’s musical play Peer Gynt by Grieg, presented by Endangered Productions in 2022.
Emily has also performed in many crossover concerts, most recently in the 1950s musical theatre inspired cabaret Make Believe as part the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2022 (celebrating the careers of Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel). She was an Emerging Artist for Coast Opera Australia in 2019 and a Summer Scholar for Opera Scholars Australia in 2017.
Emily holds a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies (Opera) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University.
In 2023 Emily was awarded a sought-after place in Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program, with engagements across the year in a range of solo performances as well as professional development opportunities.