Livia Brash, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Livia is a Pacific Opera Young Artist and semi-finalist for the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition 2017. She holds a Masters of Music Studies (Opera) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was the recipient of the Geoffrey Rothwell Scholarship and the Joan Bonamy Scholarship, studying under the tutelage of Maree Ryan AM.
Livia has performed as a soloist for sold-out events at the Sydney Opera House Joan Sutherland Theatre and City Recital Hall. Her career as a soloist has also lead her to sing for numerous diplomatic and vice-regal events, performing for General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Dame Quentin Bryce, Malcolm Turnbull, and ambassadors for the United States and Japan.
Her operatic credits have included Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Titania (The Fairy Queen), Eurydice (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, opposite UK tenor, Nicholas Mulroy), Nancy Waters (Albert Herring), La Maestra delle Novizie (Suor Angelica), as well as numerous roles in contemporary and premiering Australian works. Livia is looking forward to performing the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opera Hunter this year.