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Whilst principal artist at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Emma Pearson performed over 30 roles including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alban Berg's Lulu, Shchedrin's Lolita, Cavalli's La Calisto, and Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and Adele (Die Fledermaus). The State of Hessen awarded her the title of “Kammersängerin” (Ks).

Emma has appeared with Semperoper Dresden, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater St Gallen, Orquestra de Valencia, Minnesota Orchestra and in Bratislava with Bertrand de Billy. She has performed Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Semele (filmed by Greenstone), Contessa Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro) and Gilda (Rigoletto) for New Zealand Opera; Violetta Valéry (La traviata) for Opera Queensland & Wellington Opera; Sophie, Queen of the Night and Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims) for Opera Australia; Lucia for Wellington Opera, and leading roles for Pinchgut Opera, West Australian Opera and State Opera South Australia.

Recent and upcoming engagements include Mozart’s Requiem with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Messiah and Strauss Four Last Songs with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Armida (Rinaldo) for Pinchgut Opera, Christine de Medici (Galileo: Mills) for Victorian Opera and Elettra (Idomeneo) for Opera Australia.

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