Emily Turner is a North Queensland-born and raised soprano who trained at QLD Conservatorium of Music. She has performed as a soloist for Opera Queensland and the quality of her singing has been recognized by several opportunities and awards. She has enhanced her performance by significant training in stage and screen acting, as well as in movement and stagecraft.
Emily has performed as a soloist in Opera Queensland’s production of Mozart Airborne, and in the chorus for Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and The Perfect American. Her other operatic roles include Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Yum Yum (The Mikado), Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica), Harry (Albert Herring), Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel) and Frantik (The Cunning Little Vixen).
As a Young Artist for Pacific Opera from 2017 to 2019, Emily performed in various concerts including the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House and at The Concourse with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
Emily won the Sydney Eisteddfod’s Song from Operetta (Open Age) section in 2019 and was a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod’s Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship in 2018. She was an Emerging Artist for Coast Opera Australia in 2019 and a Summer Scholar for Opera Scholars Australia in 2017.
Emily has had significant acting training, beginning with Improvisation and Acting classes for 5 years, and continuing with Movement and Stagecraft classes throughout her tertiary study, and most recently a Screen Acting Techniques course held by NIDA Open Courses in Brisbane in 2017. Emily holds a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies (Opera) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.