Amelia Farrugia

The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Amelia Farrugia is Australia’s favourite star soprano. She has performed Major Principal roles for Opera Australia since 1994 and her recent performances include: appearing with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, theTasmanian Symphony Orchestra and her debut as Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide for Opera Queensland, appeared as Genio in Hadyn’s Orfeo ed Euridice under the baton of Maestro Bonynge. She debuted her own show DIVA! at City Recital Hall featuring associate artists Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Elena Kats-Chernin in August 2017.

Internationally, she joined the roster of soloists at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, and covered the title roles of Massenet’s Manon and Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Amelia has also performed for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera Hong Kong and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. 

She has appeared in many large-scale events, including the internationally televised Carols in the Domain, Mazda’s Opera in the Domain (Nedda, Pagliacci & Musetta) and as a soloist in the internationally televised Final Mass for Pope Benedict XVI, World Youth Day 2008.

Her debut solo recording, Joie de vivre! (DECCA), released by Universal Music Australia, was recorded in the UK with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Briger, and was nominated for a Classical Aria Award (2006). She is the rst Australian solo artist to record on the prestigious Decca label since Dame Joan Sutherland in 1959.