Singaporean soprano Shimona Rose is currently completing a Bachelor of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Carrie Barr. The 2017 Award winner of the Robert Salzer Vocal Championship, this is Shimona’s first year with Opera Scholars Australia (OSA).

Shimona has participated in various competitions this year including the 36th Annual National Liederfest in which she placed 4th. In addition, she attained two 1st prizes in the 2017 Boroondara Eisteddfod for the Open Oratorio/Cantata and Art Song/Lieder sections.

In 2016, Shimona performed the role of Pamina in a workshop production of excerpts from The Magic Flute with director and writer, Beverley Blankenship from Vienna. She is set to work with Beverley again this year, performing as The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte.

Shimona most recently performed with New Opera Singapore in their original production, Who’s Afraid of Opera in Singapore in July.

Upcoming performances include; guest soloist in ‘Enjoying Opera’ as part of the Readman Series at the University of the Third Age (U3A) and the lead soprano role of Queenie in the 2017 Victorian Youth Opera (VYO) production of The Second Hurricane.