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soprano Bronwyn Douglass

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

It has just been announced that Bronwyn will make her debut with Opera Australia in January 2023, performing the role of Donna Elvira in David McVicar's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Sydney Opera House.

Bronwyn is currently working with Opera Australia and recently made her solo debut performing the role of Anna Kennedy in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in Concert. She also performed as a Page in Wagner’s Lohengrin (Melbourne 2022), and was to understudy the role of Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre in late 2020 (postponed due to covid-19). Bronwyn is currently a full-time member of the Opera Australia Chorus and looks forward to performing throughout the 2022 season.

 

Roles for other companies have included: Rosina in The barber of Seville and Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for Co-Opera, Flora in Verdi’s La traviata for Opera New England, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Opera Projects Sydney, 2nd Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for Brisbane Baroque Festival and Miss Baggott in The Little Sweep for The Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

 

Concert highlights include Chorus Oz: Ode to Joy (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mozart’s Mass in C) with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (broadcast on ABC), Handel’s Messiah with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Philharmonia Choirs, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tudor Portraits with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Opera Under the Stars with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Opera Galas with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Choir and The Brisbane Festival.

 

Bronwyn is the proud winner of some of Australia’s most prestigious awards. In 2017, Bronwyn was a finalist in almost every major Australian Opera competition and won both The Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and The Opera Foundation for young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She was also a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship (2018 and 2019), The Opera Foundation for young Australians Deutsche Oper Berlin Award (2018) and placed second in The More than Opera: German-Australian Opera Grant (2019). 

 

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 (2013-2015), the Melba Opera Trust (2016-2017), and the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, Tuscany (2018).

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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 foundations 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