|EMMA POSMAN, SOPRANO|
The Belgian soprano Emma Posman obtained with "greatest distinction", her Master's degree of Voice at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where she studied with the Belgian soprano Hendrickje Van Kerckhove. At the same time she became a member of the MM-ACADEMY of the Royal Opera House La Monnaie, Brussels, which she joined in 2017.
Her particular and hybrid voice makes her feeling equally at home in more than one vocal “Fach”, switching easily from Mozart to belcanto roles but also to the lighter soprano parts from the German romantic repertoire. In no time she made herself a name, as Winner or Laureate of Vocal Competitions in Italy, San Marino, Belgium …RECENT ENGAGEMENTS
Mozart all over the season 2021/2022 with the Queen of the night at the opera house of Kiel (house debut) ; a Christmas Special with Mozart arias together with the Belgian national Orchestra ; a tailor-made fairy tale production led by Alain Altinoglu, based upon highlights of Mozart's Magic Flute meant for the youngest opera lovers of the Royal Opera House La Monnaie and last but not least her participation at the Flanders Opera Gent (house debut) in the revival of the legendary production by Rosas "Un moto di Gioia". A choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, inspired by several Mozart's concert arias. Moreover, the artist will participated in Suor Angelica (role of Nuova novizia) in the new production of Puccini's Trittico at La Monnaie.
The current 2022/2023 will see Emma Posman at Royal Opera house la Monnaie, as Masha en Prelipa in a new production of Tchaikovsky's Pikovaya dama and in the world premiere of Solar by Howard Moody. At Flanders Opera she will take part in the revival of Un moto di Gioia. Besides shows at the Antwerp opera house the production will be showed at the Bruges Concertgebouw and travel to Austria upoon invitation of the Festspielhaus St. Pölten.
Noteworthy is her upcoming production in which the artists will perform alongside Le Concert Spirituel led by Hervé Niquet, at the magnificent Royal Opera house of the Versailles Castle, in the rarely performed French version of Mozart's Magic flute, as "Reine de la Nuit" !
Season 2020-2021 Emma Posman was to join the young ensemble of Geneva's Grand Théâtre for a couple of months. Unfortunately the pandemic had a huge impact on her contract due to the cancellation of Parsifal (1st Esquire and 1st Flowermaiden), La Traviata as Flora Bervoix and Rossini's Petite messe solennelle. Also her debut as Barbarina in a new production of Nozze di Figaro at the Aaltotheater Essen and her participation in the revival of The magic Flute as Queen of the night at the Gärtnerplatztheater were cancelled.
EXPLORING THE REPERTOIRE
Emma Posman has a soft spot for comtemporary music. During the season 2019/2020, she participated in the world premiere of Brice Pauset's Châtiments (after Kafka). A commission of the Opera house of Dijon in which Emma Posman sang the roles of Frieda and Grete. She also participated in the world premiere of Flandria a work for music theatre by the Belgian composer Benjamien Lycke (a commission by the LOD-company, in co-production with NTGent, Victoria Deluxe, Kunstencentrum Vooruit (both based in Ghent) and Bozar Brussels). Last but not least, she premiered the Cantata "Songs of Innocence" for choir, harp and solo soprano by the Belgian composer Lucien Posman.
FRONT PAGE NEWS
Summer 2018, Emma Posman just 23, was Front Page News when, as a member of the Young Singers Project 2018 singing in the shortened youth version of the Magic flute, she is all of a sudden asked to replace on the spot the Queen of the Night on stage ! - in the Festival's main production of Zauberflöte.
Meanwhile she has been invited to sing the mythic role of the Queen of the Night at the Komische Oper Berlin (Sept. 2018), the Gärtnerplatz Theater Munich, the Aalto Theater Essen (Germany) and the Opera house of Hanover.
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As a result of being elected in 2018 "Best Musician of the Year" by the Belgium Music Press Union, Emma Posman was invited to give a recital at bozar Brussels (Palais des Beaux Arts). This recital, performed together with the young Belgian pianist Bert De Rycke proposing arias and songs by Mozart, von Weber and R. Strauss.
Emma Posman participated in numerous master classes : Malcolm Martineau (2018), the mezzo-sopranos Bernarda Fink and Christianne Stotijn, David Selig,Giuliano Carella, Edda Moser, Claudia Visca, Jean-Claude Van den Eynden, Valerie Girard, Dietrich Henschel, Zeger Vandersteene and Iva Barthelemy.PERFORMED ROLES
Masha & Prelipa