Giuseppina Grech is an Australian-Italian Soprano who is making a name for herself as one of Australia’s young rising sopranos. She is a versatile performer with repertoire spanning a number of genres including opera, operetta, cross over and musical theatre.
At the age of 14 Giuseppina was accepted into the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School for gifted musicians and dancers. Giuseppina now holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, majoring in Classical Voice. In addition to her studies, Giuseppina has undertaken professional training from international operatic programs including Teatro Accademia alla Scala in Milan, Italy, The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Opera Viva in Verona, Italy, The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, Australia and Opera Scholars Australia.
Giuseppina has performed principal roles with companies including Opera Australia, Teatro Moriconi (Italy), Victorian Opera, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria and Opera Scholars Australia. Her roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in Carmen, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Swallow in The Happy Prince, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas among others.
In 2015 Giuseppina performed a leading role, The Daughter, in the international premiere of Gordon Kerry’s Snow White and the Other Grimm Tales at the Melbourne Recital Centre presented by OSA with the Hopkins Sinfonia. In the same year, Giuseppina was also nominated for Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in The Music Theatre Guild Awards for her performance of Lady Thiang in The King and I.
2016 and 2017 saw Giuseppina performing over 450 shows in Opera Australia's Touring Company as the title roles of Isabella and Ferdinand in El Kid featuring the music of Bizet's Carmen to over 75,000 audience members across New South Wales and Victoria. In 2018 Giuseppina performed in Opera Australia’s productions of La Bohème on Handa Opera on the Harbour, Aida and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Sydney Opera House.
In addition to her stage performance work Giuseppina also enjoys performing on the concert platform. She has appeared as a soloist at major international events including the Operetta ‘Ich liebe die Welt’ Music Festival with the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, the Pergolesi Spontini Music Festival in Jesi, Italy, Opera in the Alps, Opera by the Loch, and Opera in the Market with the Alpha Sinfonia Orchestra. In December 2016 Giuseppina was featured in Sydney's Woolworths Carols in the Domain televised on the Channel Seven Network hosted by Sunrise as one of Australia's finest upcoming opera singers.
2017 saw Giuseppina sharing the stage with Australia's most loved cross over Tenor, SONY Artist and Australia's Got Talent Winner, Mark Vincent in his ‘You Raise Me Up’ National Tour with the Serenade Orchestra as his special guest artist. In 2018, Giuseppina was the guest soprano touring with The Australian Tenors for their ‘Friends for Life’ Tour with the Southern Cross Orchestra. Giuseppina also made special guest appearances singing with Violin Maestro Ian Cooper in his 2018 tour ‘An Afternoon at the Proms’ as his special guest Opera Star.
By popular demand, Giuseppina again joins The Australian Tenors for their ‘Spirit of Australia’ 2019 National Tour as their special guest artist accompanied by the Southern Cross Orchestra. She will also be recording and featured in The Australian Tenors New Album Release in 2019. Additionally, the year sees Giuseppina singing with Opera Australia and performing on Bravo Cruise of Performing Arts and Seabourn Luxury Cruise.
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