Soprano Emily Turner made her solo debut with Opera Queensland in Mozart Airborne, a collaboration with Expressions Dance Company, and has performed as an ensemble member in Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, La traviata and The Perfect American (for OQ and Brisbane Festival). Her operatic roles include Gretel & the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Walter in La Wally, Sylviane in The Merry Widow, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica, Harry in Albert Herring (directed by Bruce Beresford) and Frantik in The Cunning Little Vixen.
As a Young Artist for Pacific Opera from 2017 to 2019, Emily participated in numerous performances including concerts at the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House and at the Concourse with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, she performed the role of Solveig in a new production 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, where she studied with renowned voice teacher Joseph Ward OBE. In 2023 she joins Opera Queensland’s 2023 Young Artist Program, where her forthcoming engagements include performing as a soloist in Opera at Jimbour’s Eastern Lawn Gala programs conducted by Peter Luff with Opera Queensland and Ensemble Q for QMF in May.