Shows: 2 x 45 min
Giuseppina Grechis making a name for herself as one of Australia's fastest emerging and versatile sopranos. Giuseppina is a multi-award-winningperformer with a wide-ranging repertoirefrom Opera to Broadway, and spectacular ability to captivate audiences with her powerful and virtuosic voice.
Australian-born with strong Italian heritage, Giuseppina started her musical journey at the age of 14 after being accepted into the Victorian College of the ArtsSecondary Schoolfor gifted musicians and dancers. She holdsaBachelor of Music (Performance)from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne. In her final year of graduating, Giuseppina won first prize in the prestigiousItalian Acclaim Opera Fellowship Awardswhich enabled her to study at the Teatro Accademia alla Scala (La Scala)in Milan, Italy, launching her professional singing career.
Giuseppina made her professional debut performing the role of Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Teatro Moriconi. During her time in Europe, she performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, and England with performance highlights including the Operetta‘Ich liebe die Welt’Music Festivalwith the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria and the Pergolesi Spontini Music Festivalin Jesi, Italy.
Giuseppina now resides in Sydney,performing regularly with Australia’s National Opera Company,Opera Australia. Her first engagement with the company saw Giuseppina touring Australia for two years, performing the title roles of Isabella and Ferdinand in the new opera EL KID featuring the music of Bizet’s CARMEN. Highlight performances with Opera Australia also include LA BOHEME at Handa Opera on the Harbour, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, ANNA BOLENAand AIDA at the Sydney Opera House. Giuseppina has also performed principal roles with Victorian Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoriaand Opera Scholars Australia. Notable operatic roles include Frasquita CARMEN, Valencienne THE MERRY WIDOW,Swallow THE HAPPY PRINCE, Josephine HMS PINAFORE,Dido DIDO AND AENEA, and Daughter SNOW WHITE AND OTHER GRIMM TALES (International Opera Premiere).
In addition to opera work, Giuseppina has also performed principal roles in many musical theatre productions including LES MISERABLES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ANNIE, andTHE KING AND I. She was nominated for Best Female Performer in a Supporting Rolein The Music Theatre Guild Awards for her acclaimed performance of Lady Thiang in THE KING AND I.
Giuseppina performs regularly alongside some of Australia’s most celebrated artists as their special guest Soprano, headliningwith artists including Mark Vincent (Australia's Got Talent Winner) in his‘You Raise Me Up’ National Tour, The Australian Tenors‘Friends for Life’ Tour, and Violin Maestro Ian Cooper’s ‘An Afternoon at the Proms’tour. She has also shared the stage with illustrious artists including Yvonne Kenny, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodesand James Morrison at Opera in the Alps, Opera by the Loch, and Opera in the Marketwith the Alpha Sinfonia Orchestra. Being recognised as one of Australia’s finest young opera singers, Giuseppina was featured on the Channel Seven Network in Sydney’s Woolworths Carols in the Domain hosted by Sunrise.
By popular demand, Giuseppina again joins The Australian Tenorsfor their ‘Spirit of Australia’ 2019 National Tour as their special guest artist accompanied by the Southern Cross Orchestra. Additionally, this year sees Giuseppina singing with Opera Australiaat the Sydney Opera Houseand performing on many Luxury Cruise Lines.