Australia’s leading coloratura talks about her new Mozart CD and how she gets to the top (and stays there).

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Emma Matthews has had a string of triumphs singing the great operas of the bel canto tradition but  she has recently made the switch to Mozart with a new CD recorded for ABC Classics. So what is so compelling about the Viennese wunderkind and what’s next for Australia’s top coloratura soprano?

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