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Emma POSMAN, Soprano



Education / Training

The Belgian soprano Emma Posman obtained with "greatest distinction", her Master's degree of Voice at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where she was studying amongst others with the renowned Belgian soprano Hendrickje Van Kerckhove. At the same time the young soprano became a member of the MMACADEMY of the ROH Monnaie, Brussels, which she joined in 2017. Having a great affinity for the Lied repertoire, Emma Posman forms a much sought duo together with pianist Bert De Rycke. Thanks to the by Udo Reinemann founded international Master classes series, the duo could take great advantages of being coached throughout 2017-18 by interpreters such as Barbara Bonney, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Roger Vignoles, Olaf Bär …

More recently, March 2018, Emma Posman participated in a concert tour with Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen, under the baton of Jonathon Heyward (in works by R. Vaughan Williams).

Front Page

Emma Posman, as a member of the "Salzburg Young Singers Project, 2018" participates as Königin der Nacht in Salzburg Festival's shortened version of Mozart's Magic flute (Die Zauberflöte) for young audiences, when she is given the opportunity to replace on the spot the Queen of the Night - on stage ! - in the Festival's main production of The magic flute (performance, on August 4, 2018). Click here to read the reviews !


Amongst her upcoming roles/engagements

- Königin der Nacht, Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart, Komische Oper Berlin (Director : Barrie Kosky)

- Königin der Nacht, Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart,- Gärtnerplatz Theater, München (several perf. throughout Season 2018/2019).

- Main soprano in the world premiere of Flandria, by the Belgian composer Benjamien Lycke (co-production between LOD muziektheater, NTGent, Victoria Deluxe (Gent), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent) Bozar Brussels).

- Solo soprano in the Cantata Songs of Innocence for Chorus, Harp and Soprano by Lucien Posman (touring in Belgium).

The more she will participate in a world première at the Opera House of Dijon.


Awards and Honours

Prize of the youngest finalist at Concorso Renata Tebaldi in San Marino (2017).

Voix Nouvelles (2017-2018). As Winner of the regional finals, Emma Posman, competed among the finalists at the super finals in Paris.


Selected for the final rounds of the Belvedere competition in Moscow (2017).



First Prize, audience prize and special prize Eté Mosan at Concours Lyrique international ‘Bell Arte’, Belgium (2017).



Third Prize, International music competition Triomphe de l’art, Belgium (2016).



Finalist Concorso Internationale di Canto Maria Caniglia, Italy (2016).



Winner of the soloist competition, orchestral production, Royal conservatory Ghent (2016 and 2017).



Emma Posman, is also amongst the three winners of the Honda Competition for Classical Music (2017-18), in Brussels.







Master classes

Upcoming Emma Posman will take part in a master class with the renowned pianist and accompanist Malcolm Martineau (2018).

Other teachers she took classes with are : Bernarda Fink (2017), Christianne Stotijn (2017), David Selig (2017), Giuliano Carella (2017), Edda Moser (2017), Claudia Visca (2017), Jean-Claude Van den Eynden (2017), Valerie Girard (2016/17), Dietrich Henschel (2016), Zeger Vandersteene (2014/15/16/17), Iva Barthelemy (2015).


Performed roles

Königin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart (Salzburger Festspiele, 2018)

La finta giardiniera, W.A. Mozart (HoGent, 2018)

Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena, F.B. Conti (De Centrale, 2017)

La Princesse   
L’enfant et les sortilèges, M. Ravel (Muziektheater LOD)

Second woman/ first Witch                  
Dido and Aeneas H. Purcell (at Toufailles, 2016)

Incoronazione di Poppea,  C. Monteverdi  (Lakenmetershuis, Gent, 2015)

The Turn of the Screw, B. Britten (Miryzaal Gent, 2014)

Armide, W. Gluck (at St. Mary Parish church, 2014)

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