Natalie Grimmett is currently in her third year of studying a double degree in Theatre Performance/Musical Theatre and Classical Voice Performance at Monash University (Centre for Theatre and Performing Arts/Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music).
During her time at Monash she has intensively studied Art Song in English, Medieval/Baroque/Renaissance repertoire, Mozart, and Contemporary Classical repertoire with Sally Wilson, Vivien Hamilton, Andrea Creighton, and Judith Dodsworth, respectively. She has also participated in weekly vocal workshops with Merlyn Quaife for the duration of her degree, and is extremely excited to commence private vocal study with her in 2019.
Natalie was initially introduced to the joys of Opera when she participated in the 2014 WotOpera Melbourne season – collaborating with fellow high school students to write, compose and stage an Opera over the course of four days and learning just how wild, whacky and creative the world of Opera could be. From there, she was introduced to OSA through participating in a workshop with the Scholars during the 2016 Regional Tour.
Outside of OSA, Natalie sings with the Monash University Singers, was a member of the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) from 2015-2017 and recently made her operatic debut with Melbourne Opera in their 2019 production of Der Fliegende Holländer. Natalie is also a keen member of the amateur theatre community, with performance highlights including Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and the world premiere production of James Millar and Pether Rutherford’s new Australian musical The Dressmaker.
When she is not singing, Natalie enjoys volunteering at the student-run Wholefoods restaurant, gardening with the Monash Permaculture club, and posting videos to her YouTube channel. She is thrilled to be returning for her second season with Opera Scholars Australia.