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soprano Bronwyn Douglass

Bronwyn has be praised for her "rich, warm tone" and "quietly radiant presence" by Limelight Magazine, who also featured her as a "Rising Star" and one of the "Next Generation" of Australian Opera singers in 2019.

Having undertaken a fach change in 2020, Bronwyn is currently a soprano ensemble singer with Opera Australia and looks forward to announcing more exciting engagements in the coming months. 

 

Since the start of 2021, Bronwyn has had the pleasure of working with Opera Australia in their productions of ErnaniTosca and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour La traviata. She is currently in rehearsals for the winter season, where she will perform in AttilaOtello and The Tales of Hoffman. In 2020 Bronwyn was set to work with Opera Australia in their production of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour La traviata, Queensland Symphony Orchestra in their yearly Opera Gala and Melbourne Opera in their production of Das Rheingold, all of which were postponed due to Covid. 

In 2019, Bronwyn performed in Opera Australia’s Don Giovanni, study covered the role of Adalgisa in Melbourne Opera’s Norma and sang in concert with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in Chorus Oz: Ode to Joy (broadcast on ABC) and with Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Opera Under the Stars. In 2018, Bronwyn debuted as Rosina in Co-Opera’s regional tour of The Barber of Seville. She then proceeded to undertake significant overseas study thanks to substantial awards won in 2017, including two months in London working with teachers and coaches from The Royal Opera and three months in New York working with teachers and coaches from The Juilliard School and The Metropolitan Opera.

Other opera highlights include Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Co-Opera regional tour), Flora in Verdi’s La traviata (Opera New England), Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Opera Projects, Sydney), 2nd Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Brisbane Baroque Festival) and Miss Baggott in The Little Sweep (Australian Festival of Chamber Music).

Concert highlights include Handel’s Messiah (Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Philharmonia Choirs), Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tudor Portraits (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs), Beethoven 9 (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra), Mozart Mass in C (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs) as well as performing as a soloist in opera galas for organisations such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Under the Stars and the Brisbane Festival. 

Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University School of Music and a Masters of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She also attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School for three consecutive years from 2013-2015 and the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in 2018 on scholarship. 

Bronwyn is the proud winner of some of Australia’s most prestigious awards including the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and The Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She was also the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholar with the Melba Opera Trust from 2016-2017 which allowed her to work in masterclass with many internationally acclaimed artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Stuart Skelton, and Yvonne Kenny AM.

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soprano Bronwyn Douglass

Bronwyn is honoured to have been the recipient of many awards, grants and scholarships and would like to thank all of the competitions and foundation who have supported her career.

2020 | Australian Council of the Arts Resilience Fund / Grant Recipient 

2019 | German -Australian Opera Grant
            2nd Place (More Than Opera Encouragement Grant) 

2019 | Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship / Finalist

2019 | BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod Operatic Aria Contest / Winner

2018 | The Opera Foundation for young Australians 
            Deutsche Opera Berlin Award / Finalist

2017 | The Opera Foundation for young Australians
            Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship / Winner

2017 | Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award
            Bel Canto Award / Winner
            Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto Prize / Winner
            Handel and Mozart Aria Prize / Winner
            Tait Memorial Trust Award / Winner
            Audience Choice Award / Winner

2017 | Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship / Finalist

2017 | Sydney Eisteddfod Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship
            2nd Place (Paul Worthington OAM Award)

2017 | Melba Opera Trust Scholar
            Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship

2016 | Melba Opera Trust Scholar
            Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship

2016 | Royal South Street Eisteddfod

            Herald Sun Aria / Finalist

2016 | Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship / Finalist

2016 | Sydney Eisteddfod Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship
            2nd Place (Paul Worthington OAM Award)

2015 | Royal South Street Eisteddfod

            Herald Sun Aria / Finalist

2015 | Sydney  Eisteddfod Travel Fund / Grant Recipient

2015 | Sydney Eisteddfod
            Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Awards / 2nd Place
            English Opera and Art Song / 2nd
            Oratorio Mass or Bach Aria / 2nd
            Lieder Competition / 1st