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Bronwyn Douglass is an exciting young mezzo-soprano from Milton on the South Coast of New South Wales.
Bronwyn graduated with a Masters in Operatic Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 2014, also receiving an award for academic excellence and the Wagner Society in Queensland Encouragement Award. She has attended The Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, Italy (2018), The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School (2013-2015) and the Mediterranean Opera Summer Program, Sicily (2014).
Bronwyn has performed the roles of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Co-Opera (2018), Olga in Eugene Onegin for Co-Opera (2017), Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Opera Projects, Sydney (2016), Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata for Opera New England (2016); Nadezhda von Meck in Sean Ross’ new opera Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music (2015), Miss Baggot in Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (2015); and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas for the Brisbane Baroque Festival (2015).
On the concert platform she has performed Five Tudor Portraits with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (2017), soloist onboard the Bravo Cruise (2017), Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2015 & 2016) and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic (2016). She was also a soloist in the Music on Sunday’s Series with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2015) and performed as the Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria for the 4MBS Festival of Classics (2014).
Bronwyn has received many awards, grants and scholarships. In 2017 she was the winner of two prestigious awards: The Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and The Opera Foundation for young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. This saw her undertake 6 months of private studies overseas in 2018 including 3 months of study in New York with coaches and teachers from The Juilliard School and The Metropolitan Opera. She was also one of the 3 finalists in The Opera Foundation for young Australians Deutsche Oper Berlin Award (2018) and was the proud recipient of the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship with the Melba Opera Trust (2016-2017).
In 2019, Bronwyn’s engagements include performing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in their ‘Ode to Joy’ Concert at the Sydney Opera House and Opera Under the Stars in Broome.