Emilia Bertolini is studying a Bachelor of Music and a concurrent Diploma in French at the University of Melbourne under the guidance of her singing teachers; Suzanne Johnston and Roger Howell.
Emilia has been a member of the Opera Scholars Australia program since 2016 and this year is the proud recipient of the David and Patrick Hardy Scholarship.
In March, Emilia participated in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music rendition of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as an ensemble member and soloist. In 2016, she was selected to play the Second Spirit in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) presentation of excerpts from Die Zauberflöte under the expert guidance of Vienna-based director Beverly Blankenship and in 2017 she was cast as Despina in the MCM’s rendition of excerpts from Così fan tutte. In April, Emilia performed the role of the second spirit in Gertrude Opera's rendition of the Magic Flute conducted by Dr David Kram.
Emilia's love for music began at a young age, commencing violin studies at the age of six and eventually completing her eighth grade exam before choosing to focus on singing. Emilia has twelve years of experience as a chorister with the Young Voices of Melbourne and Gondwana Voices. Emilia was introduced to the world of opera in 2008 when she was cast as Young Alice in the Victorian Opera production of Through the Looking Glass. Since then, she has been an active member of Victorian Youth Opera.