"Australian soprano Livia Brash has a richly upholstered and luxuriantly coloured lirico-dramatico soprano and she exhibited range, strength and nuance...
Brash's was an impressive performance of considerable commitment and accomplishment."
In 2019, Ms. Brash was one of twelve singers internationally to attend the prestigious Georg Solti Accademia in Italy, where she was under the tutelage of mentors such as Maestro Richard Bonynge AC CBE and Barbara Frittoli. She performed the title role of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda as part of the London Bel Canto Festival with the London City Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared in recital at the National Liberal Club in London. In 2020, Livia was a participant in a masterclass conducted by the legendary Grace Bumbry as part of the Grandi Voci Competition, and in July she will be attending The Art of Lied Program in Munich, donated by the Bel Canto Summer Program and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, courtesy of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation.
In the 2018 season Ms. Brash made four role debuts, touring Australia as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), then appearing as a guest artist in the title roles Alcina and Tosca, and Mimi (La Bohème), where she was described by critics as "a star in the making". The same year, she also made solo appearances with the Canberra Symphony's Opera Gala, Lake Macquarie Philharmonic's Elgar Concert, Willoughby Symphony's Opera Gala and Central Coast Philharmonic orchestra's Nelson Mass. Livia is the winner of the Richard Bonynge Award in the 2018 Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Competition.
Livia is an Pacific Opera Young Artist alumna and has performed as soloist in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The Chatswood Concourse, Llewellyn Hall in Canberra and Sydney Town Hall.
MASTERCLASS WITH GRACE BUMBRY
Livia recently had several sessions learning with the illustrious dramatic soprano/ mezzo soprano, Grace Bumbry, with a focus on the music of Verdi.