RECIPIENT OF THE PETER AND LYNDY WHITE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Miriam Claire Whiting-Reilly is a young soprano who is currently in the second year of her B Mus (Performance) at The University of Melbourne, where she has the privilege of receiving vocal lessons from Roxane Hislop.
From 2014 - 2017 Miriam was a member of the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE). In that capacity she performed in three of Victorian Opera’s annual Youth Opera productions: The Grumpiest Boy in the World (2015) Four Saints in Three Acts (2016) and The Second Hurricane (2017).
From June 2015 – June 2016 she was a member of Melbourne University Choral Society (MUCS) under the direction of Andrew Wailes. In 2015 she performed in joint MUCS-Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir performances: Faure’s Requiem (Deakin Edge); Carmina Burana (Melbourne Town Hall); the annual Christmas productions (at Hamer Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral); and in 2016 she participated with MUCS-RMPC in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Arts Centre).
Last year she performed in the chorus of Melbourne Conservatorium’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and Melbourne Opera’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.
This is Miriam’s third year as a Scholar with Opera Scholars Australia and she is immensely grateful for the training and performance opportunities she has enjoyed and benefited from since joining the program in 2017. She is eagerly looking forward to participating in the upcoming events of the 2019-20 program.