RECIPIENT OF THE VOSHEGE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Australian soprano Emilia Bertolini is a versatile musician whose performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, art song, recital, chamber music and early music. Emilia is a curious musician dedicated to reviving the music of the past and discovering lesser known works to inspire and enthrall modern audiences. Emilia brings all her musical endeavours to life through her attention to stylistic accuracy and her elegant performance style.
Emilia has appeared as a soloist in Vivaldi’s lori and eatus vi, Pergolesi’s tabat Mate and playing Despina in scenes from osì fan tutt. She has also performed as chorus in Melbourne Opera’s productions of ohengri and oberto Devereu. Emilia is the proud recipient of the Murray Ormond Vagg Scholarship and the Evely and Uni Voshege Scholarship. Emilia has been an Opera Scholars Australia participant since 2016, and through this program has performed at Opera in The Alps and Opera in The Market. Emilia was the recipient of a scholarship at St Patrick’s Cathedral from 2015 to 2018 where she sang in the choir and as cathedral cantor.
In 2018 Emilia was selected to perform Couperin’s rois Leçons de Ténèbre with Erin Helyard and made her debut with Lyric Opera of Melbourne in Poulenc’s quirky opera, es Mamelles de Tirésia. Emilia is completing a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne and as an avid linguist, also holds a Diploma in French and is currently completing a Diploma in Italian at the University of Melbourne.
Emilia hopes to eventually relocate to Europe to pursue a varied and unique performance career. Emilia aspires to have a career in which she is constantly learning something new and working with others devoted to the pursuit of excellence in music.