Emma Pettemerides


A graduate from the RNCM, Emma has performed a wide variety of operatic roles including; Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (Stowe Opera), Leila Manifest Destiny (OperaUpClose), May-Queen Merrie England (Opera South), Annio La Clemenza di Tito, Lisa La Sonnambula (Brent Opera), Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Elena Paride ed Elena, Susan A Dinner Engagement, Rose Street Scene, La Musica L’Orfeo, and Marionetta The Water of Life (Brownrigg).


Emma has sung with the West Australian Opera Chorus in performances of The Magic Flute, Otello, La Boheme, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Götterdammerung, Carmina Burana and the world premiere of Nostradamus. Other productions include; La Belle Helene (Offenbach), The Threepenny Opera (Weill), Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) and Susannah (Floyd).


She studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she was awarded the Barbara McCleod Scholarship for most outstanding graduating student before continuing her training at the Sydney Conservatorium.


Emma has been a finalist in the Elisabeth Harwood Memorial Award, Frederic Cox Award and the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Prize. Other competition prizes include winner of the Royal Schools Music Club opera prize, runner-up in the Sydney Eisteddfod oratorio award, finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod operatic aria award and runner-up in the Fremantle Eisteddfod operatic aria award.


Emma has a wide concert repertoire ranging from Monteverdi’s Vespers to Bernstein’s Chichester psalms. Her performance highlight to date is singing for the late Dame Joan Sutherland’s 80th birthday in her presence.