Emma POSMAN  Lyric coloratura Soprano


The Belgian soprano Emma Posman achieved international fame in 2018 at the age of 23, as she stepped in as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Große 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 Theatre Essen or the State Theatre at the 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 the Teatro Solis in Uruguay as HOUSEKEEPER in Brel’s “L’homme de la Mancha”. During the COVI19 pandemic her engagements as FIRST FLOWER MAIDEN and FLORA at the Grand Théâtre de Genève were cancelled.

Last season she made her debut at the Kiel Opera as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT. She returned to La Monnaie as PRIMA NOVIZIA in Puccini’s “Trittico” as well as MASHA in “Pikovaya Dama”. At the Vlaamse Opera she shone as FIRST SOPRANO in the Opera /Ballet production with Mozart Concert Arias.

The young soprano completed her Master of Voice “with distinction” at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, 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 Classic Competition, among others.

Among her active career as concert singer, must be highlighted her appearances as soloist in the Symphony No. 3 by Vaughan Williams at the Concertgebouw Bruges, 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 La Monnaie and with the Belgian National Orchestra. A recent highlight was her Stravinksy concert with Barbara Hannigan and the Orchestre de Radio France in Paris, which she will repeat this season in Brussels.

Next engagements include the QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Opéra de Versailles, the Ballet/ Opera “Un motto di gioia” at the Vlaamse Opera or the principal role of DAMM in the new world production of “Solar” at La Monnaie.


Théâtre de la Monnaie Bruxelles – Pique Dame – MACHA / PRILEPA
"As usual, Emma Possmann succeeded in presenting a direct, clear and refined vocal interpretation with exceptional transparency."
"Whereas Emma Posman (Macha and Prilepa) stands out by her fresh timbre."
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Opernhaus Kiel – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
"Completely elated Emma Posman sang the coloraturas of the Queen of the Night, ..."
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."
Theater Kiel - Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
Theater Kiel - Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
Theater Kiel - Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT