Gemma Nha


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

The Korean-Australian soprano and first-year Ryan Opera Center member was a national semi-finalist for the 2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and a winner in the 2024 Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition. In the 2022/23 Season, Nha made her house and role debut as Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro at Volksoper Wien. She will perform the same role at Lyric in 2024/25 as well as the Page/Rigoletto (debut) and Jess/The Listeners. This spring Nha received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a Toulmin Scholar and recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Roles there included Ruth Baldwin/John Musto and Mark Campbell's Later the Same Evening and Flerida/Cavalli's Erismena. Other operatic credits include Zerlina/Don Giovanni and Esmeralda/Die verkaufte Braut with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she completed undergraduate studies. In concert, Nha has sung Handel's Dixit Dominus and Messiah, and she performed with Patti LuPone on her 2018 Don't Monkey with Broadway tour at the Sydney Opera House.