The Belgian soprano Emma Posman achieved international celebrity as she in 2018, at the age of 23, stepped in as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Großes Festspielhaus of the Salzburg Festival. Her huge success was followed by invitations for this role to several Opera Houses, including the Komische Oper Berlin, the Hannover State Opera, Aalto Theater Essen or the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich. The excellent musician also appeared with equal success in two world premieres: “Les Châtiments”at the Opéra de Dijon in the roles of GRETE and FRIDA and in the title role of FLANDRIA at the Oostende Kursaal in Belgium. She was also invited to Teatro Solis in Uruguay as HOUSKEEPER in Brel’s L’homme de la Mancha.
The young soprano completed her Master of Voice “with distinction” at the Royal Conservatory of Gent, becoming 2017 a member of the Academy of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels. In 2018 she was selected for the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival.
She has also been the winner of several Singing Competitions, such as the Concours Lyrique Bell’arte in Brussels or the Renata Tebaldi in San Marino and awarded with numerous prizes at the Voix Nouvelles in Paris, Triomphe de l’Art International Singing competition in Belgium, Concorso Internazionale Maria Caniglia or the Honda Classical Competition, among others.
In her active career as concert singer, must be highlighted her appearances as soloist in the Symphony No. 3 by Vaughan Williams at the Concertgebouw Brugge, Songs of Innocence by L.Posman at the Academy of the Arts in Brussels, Memorial Renata Tebaldi Gala at the San Carlo of Naples, or several recitals at the Theatre La Monnaie.
Next engagements include FIRST FLOWER MAIDEN and FLORA at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, PRIMA SORELLA and NOVIZIA at the Theatre de la Monnaie or the QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Opéra de Versailles.
Salzburger Festspiele 2018 – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
"After „Salome“ the Salzburg Festival present another discovery. The young Belgian Emma Posman jumped in on Saturday as the Queen of the Night for the indisposed Albina Shagimuratova and was frenetically celebrated by the audience."
"In the role of the indisposed Queen of the Night, the 23 year old soprano, finalist of the 2018 Young Voices Contest, attracted so much attention, the German press was full of praise fur her performance."
Christophe Rizoud, ForumOpera
"Fairy tales, written by life itself. Albia Shagimuratova, who sings this role on all the major stages of the world, cancels her engagement shortly before the premiere. A 23 year old soprano, who was due to sing the role in the “version for children” is asked to replace her. Emma Posman was the fortunate one…from now on her name is written in my memory."
Der neue Merker
"The singer Emma Posman had exactly 3 hours to prepare herself for the leading role in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” at the famous Salzburg Festival. Mozart’s opera was also transmitted live oin the Austrian television that night. Press and public ware extremely thrilled by her performance. "
VRT, Kristien Bonneure
Achter het Gravensteen - Konzert Gent - Lieder von Strauss, Schubert ind Ullman
"The young Flemish soprano Emma Posman is a shooting star, which she proved once more in this concert. For the time being, she is attending Hendrickje Van Kerckhove’s class and is a member of the MM Academy in the Brussels Opera House “La Monnaie”. Undoubtedly a great career is lying ahead of her. Her voice is spotless and has an enormous range. Also her acting talent and her empathy are beyond compare."
Festival van Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen
George Pehlivanian, dirigent
Lucas Debargue, piano
Emma Posman, sopraan
A Christmas Family Concert
KERST MET MOZART