Soprano Emma Matthews is looking forward to hitting the road with colleagues old and new for From Broadway to La Scala. Though she hadn’t been to one when she was approached, she’d heard plenty of good things about the popular concert tour, which sees stars from the opera and musical world team up to deliver favourites from both genres.

Emma Matthews Emma Matthews. Photo supplied

“I’d heard they’re loads of fun and Teddy [Tahu Rhodes] and David [Hobson] and I have been talking about doing stuff together for years,” she says. “Because I’m so busy at WAAPA [where she is Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies], I didn’t want to do a full program or anything like that so to be able to be in an ensemble cast, it’s going to be wonderful. I’m still singing The Bell Songwhich ah! Come on then let’s get the voice up there [laughs]. But no, it’s all prepared and ready to go. I’ve got some wonderful gems in the program but the pressure’s off because you’re sharing the stage with so many wonderful people. I’m just really looking forward to it.”

In addition to Rhodes...