Biography

“Emma Moore impressed with a poised, well thought through 
performance of her aria
(‘Dove Sono’) and stood out
 as the highlight of the evening.”  – Das Opernglas

Australian Soprano Emma Moore has a broad range of experience as a performer,
with a repertoire spanning across Opera, Oratorio and Art Song.

In the 2018/19 season she will join the Ensemble of the Deutsches National Theater Weimar, where she has been a Young Artist since 2016/17. Her current and future roles in Weimar include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Marzelline (Fidelio).

She has appeared at the Theater Erfurt as First Lady and Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride), and recently made her debut in the leading role of Sophie Scholl in Udo Zimmerman’s chamber opera Weisse Rose at the Theatre & Philharmonie Thüringen.

Other performed roles include the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Opera Festival Schloss Weikersheim, Susanna at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Aldeburgh, Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw).

Alongside her operatic engagements, Emma is a sought after recitalist, performing regularly together with pianist Klara Hornig. She was a member of the Lied Akademie at the Heidelberg Spring Festival led by Thomas Hampson in 2016, and gave several recitals for the International Hugo-Wolf Akademie Stuttgart. At the invitation of Brigitte Fassbaender, she has appeared in recital in Munich, and at the Eppan Summer Festival and Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Last summer she made her Swiss debut at the Boswil Summer Festival with renown pianist Julius Drake.

Her concert repertoire encompasses such works as the Bach Magnificat, Faure Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn The Seasons, the C Minor Mass of Mozart, Poulenc and Vivaldi Gloria and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Recent concert highlights include Haydn’s Creation at St Mary’s Cathedral Rostock, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the city, and an evening of Chamber Music in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Emma began her training at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tuition of Maree Ryan. She continued her studies at the University of the Arts Berlin, gaining her Masters Degree with High Distinction under the guidance of Julie Kaufmann, Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider. For her studies in Germany she was granted a Postgraduate-Scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Foundation). Masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Ann Murray, Renata Scotto, Richard Bonynge and Kasper Holten complement her studies.

Emma is the First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Australian Singing Competition, and the First Prize winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod National Operatic Aria.
She was awarded Second Prize at both The International Lied Competition, Stuttgart
and ‘Das Lied’ International Song Competition, Berlin; and First Prize at the Richard Strauss Voice Competition in Munich. In 2018 she was a Finalist at the 37th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and has been invited to compete in the upcoming Operalia Competition in Lisbon, Portugal.