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OFFICIAL BIO: LEARN MORE ABOUT GEORGIA
GEORGIA MELVILLE | SOPRANO
Georgia Melville is a young Australian soprano, currently based in London. Georgia is part of the Royal College of Music’s Opera Studio as the Alastair Jackson International Opera Award Holder, supported by the Melba Opera Trust, the Tait Memorial Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust. She is continuing her studies under the tutelage of Professor Janis Kelly and Caroline Dowdle. Recently, Georgia performed at the 2023 Glyndebourne Festival in the Chorus of L’elisir d’amore and in the ensemble of nuns in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Dialogues des Carmélites.
In March 2023, Georgia sang the role of The Nightingale in RCM's production of Respighi's La bella dormente nel bosco. Another recent highlight was performing Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with Westminster Opera Company. Georgia originated the role of Marie in Three Penelopes, a new short opera by Richie Johnsen, co-produced by the RCM and pathfinding opera company Tête-à-Tête. Other roles in operas and scenes include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Governess (The Turn of the Screw) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in RCM Opera Scenes, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in scenes with Melba Opera Trust, Arminda (La finta giardiniera) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and Coridon (Acis and Galatea) with the Peninsula Summer Music Festival. Georgia has participated in masterclasses with Sumi Jo, Edith Wiens, Dennis O’Neill and Nelly Miricioiu.
Equally at home with song repertoire as with opera, Georgia regularly performs in Song Plus concerts curated by Audrey Hyland at the RCM. Georgia made her UK orchestral debut performing in Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the RCM Symphony Orchestra alongside two other singers in June 2022. She won the Demant Dreikurs Scholarship for best undergraduate Lieder performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and was a finalist in the JSRB Foundation’s Sydney International Song Prize. On the concert stage, has performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass), Handel’s Messiah and Adams’ Grand Pianola Music. She was featured as a soloist in the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt’s 2019 Operngala. Last year, Georgia performed in 'Melba: Her Legacy in Concert' with Melba Opera Trust and the Australian Digital Concert Hall.
Before moving to London, Georgia was a 2020-2021 Artist with Melba Opera Trust as a recipient of the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship. A Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna, Georgia graduated with High Distinction in her Bachelor of Music (Performance). Here she was recognised on the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance and received many awards, including the Henderson Scholarship and ESTIVO Scholarship for study in Italy. Georgia was an Overseas Music Scholar with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.
Georgia was she was awarded the Megan Evans OAM Encouragement Award in the Finals of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation’s 2021 Bel Canto Award. She was also an Encouragement Grant winner and finalist in the 2021 German-Australian Opera Grant and a semi-finalist in the 2018 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition.
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