Emma Pettemirides, The Perth Soprano, provides classical music entertainment for events in WA. Emma is a freelance opera singer and has performed for a variety of events such as wedding ceremonies, corporate functions, birthday and engagement parties and funerals. She works with clients to tailor a special performance of classical music, to meet the needs of the occasion. Sometimes her audience is a large auditorium and sometimes it’s a dinner party of ten. She believes live music can add so much to a special occasion and a wonderful performance will stay in a person’s memory forever.
A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Sydney Conservatorium, she has over 15 years experience in performance and music. Since moving back to Perth in 2013 she has regularly performed with the West Australian Opera Chorus (Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Otello, La Boheme, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Götterdammerung, Carmina Burana and the world premiere of Nostradamus) and have toured WA with the WAO education show, Opera’s Got Talent. She has also enjoyed performing for the WA Musical Theatre company (Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma), Art Song Perth, Music Amica, Lux et Veritas and am proud to be an ambassador for Healthways Smarter Than Smoking campaign.
Her performance highlight to date is singing for the late Dame Joan Sutherland’s 80th birthday in her presence.