Livia Brash is an Australian, award-winning soprano, currently based in Germany.
- Opera Today [Beatrice di Tenda, August 2019]
"Australian soprano Livia Brash has a richly upholstered and luxuriantly coloured lirico-dramatico soprano and she exhibited range, strength and nuance, rising with considerable power in the ensembles and showing stamina in the arias whose tessitura is frequently high... Brash's was an impressive performance of considerable commitment and accomplishment, and one from which she clearly derived enormous pleasure and fulfillment."
"The soprano, big-voiced, tall-framed and brassy blonde, Livia Brash, excels... In a world where sopranos proliferate, this young woman can more than hold her own."
"Brash is an authentic performer; a veritable tornado of fresh air vocally."
- Jack Madden
"[Brash] stunned musically too with precision, musicality and serene presence. Livia is a star with a stunning future ahead of her."
- Professor Stephanie Short
In 2016, Livia completed a Masters of Music Studies (Opera) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was the recipient of the Geoffrey Rothwell Scholarship and the Joan Bonamy Scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) from the Australian National University.
Previous operatic roles include Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Opera Hunter), Fiordiligi, Cosí fan tutte (Sydney Conservatorium), Berta, The Barber of Seville (CoOpera), Titania, The Fairy Queen (Sydney Conservatorium), Second Lady, Die Zauberflöte (Opera Laboratory), Mrs Dards/ Duchess of Desmond, English Eccentrics (Sydney Conservatorium), La Maestra delle Novizie, Suor Angelica (Sydney Conservatorium), Eurydice, L'Orfeo (Australian National University) and Nancy Waters, Albert Herring (Australian National University).
"The most successful was Livia Brash, who has already had considerable operatic experience. Her delivery of Rosina's aria from The Barber of Seville and Il est doux from Massenet's Herodiade was vocally and dramatically compelling."
- Richard Gate, Canberra Symphony Orchestra Website
Livia has performed as a soloist for diplomatic and vice-regal events, performing for General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Dame Quentin Bryce, Malcolm Turnbull, and ambassadors for the United States and Japan. She performed as a soloist opposite China's Three Tenors at the sold-out Sydney Opera House Joan Sutherland Theatre under the baton of Brian Castles-Onion AM. She has also been featured in performances for Enlighten Festival, Sydney Operatic Society, The Utzon Room Concert Series and Canberra Carols by Candlelight.
"With her lovely soprano voice, Livia Brash sang "Una voce poco fa" from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"with confidence and a great sense of fun... The soloists displayed impressive voices and technique, as well as thoughtful and believable presentation."
- City News, Canberra