John & Elizabeth Wright-Smith Scholarship Paulette Bisley Opera Scholarship
Soprano Emilia Bertolini is a versatile musician with a love of an eclectic range of music.
Emilia has explored a variety of music from Baroque composers Couperin and Lully, to Romantics Schubert and Schumann to Schoenberg’s haunting Pierrot Lunaire. She has performed as journalist (Les Mamelles de Tiresias), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and playing Despina (Cosi fan tutte). Emilia’s solo concert repertoire includes Requiem (Fauré), Gloria and Beatus vir (Vivaldi) and Stabat Mater (Pergolesi).
Emilia holds a Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and, being an avid linguist, holds Diplomas in both French and Italian.
Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship Patrick & Vivian Gordon Award Annie McFarling Opera Scholarship
Rebecca Hart is a young, bilingual French-Australian mezzo-soprano.
Rebecca has performed Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Radamisto (Radamisto), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), La Voix (Les Contes d’Hoffman), Ramiro (La finta giardiniera), Apollo (Apollo et Hyacinthus), Third Spirit (Die Zauberflote), The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Endimione (La Calisto) and Lady Jane (Patience).
Rebecca completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in 2018/2019 was a Young Artist with Pacific Opera.
Soprano Georgia Melville is excited to nurture the beauty and growth of her sound as she commences her journey as a Melba artist.
Georgia’s operatic repertoire includes Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), L’écureuil/La chatte (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Second Fairy (The Fairy Queen), Second Witch/Spirit (Dido and Aeneas), Coridon (Acis and Galatea), and Gianetta (The Gondoliers).
Georgia holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she is currently completing postgraduate studies in Voice and Opera Performance.
Tenor Louis Hurley is a young opera singer committed to telling stories through beautiful singing.
Louis’ roles in operas and scenes include Albert Herring (Albert Herring), Pluton (Orphée aux enfers), Acis (Acis and Galatea), The Earl of Essex (Gloriana), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Candide (Candide), Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Prologue/Quint (Turn of the Screw) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). In 2020 Louis will be performing the roles of Jaquino (Fidelio) and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro) for Melbourne Opera.
Louis completed his Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and his Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Ryman Healthcare Opera Scholarship Eleanor Blakemore Opera Society Scholarship
Mezzo-soprano Chloe Harris is a Melbourne-based singer with the belief that curiosity, openness and continual learning is essential for professional and personal success.
Chloe has performed the roles of Nancy (Albert Herring), Public Opinion (Orphée aux enfers) as well as debuting the role of The Second Fairy in the world premiere of Simon Bruckard’s opera The Selfish Giant with Victorian Opera. Other roles in operas and scenes include Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) Third lady (Die Zauberflöte), Olga (Eugene Onegin) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Chloe is a graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours.
Margaret Schofield Opera Scholarship Mel & Nina Waters Award
Su Choung is a collaborative pianist based in Sydney who is fascinated with the idea of marrying language with music.
In 2019 Su was the repetiteur as part of the Young Artist program with Pacific Opera. She is also the repetiteur for River City Voices and has performed a variety of works including Carmina Burana, Urinetown and We Will Rock You, as well as Bastien und Bastienne and Apollo et Hyacinthus.
Su holds a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Graduate Diploma in Accompaniment from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has attended the Estivo Chamber Music Festival in Verona, Italy where she received tutelage in solo and collaborative performance.