"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 2020, Livia joined the artists of Düsseldorf Lyric Opera, was a participant in a masterclass conducted by the legendary Grace Bumbry, and in July was to attend The Art of Lied in Munich, donated by the Bel Canto Summer Program and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, courtesy of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation (cancelled due to Covid-19.).
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. She was set to make her debut in title role of Verdi's Aida at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Australia, but the production was unfortunately cancelled.
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 a 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.
Dear Supporters and Colleagues,
I wish you a happy and healthy start to 2021! The previous year was quite the wild ride for all of us, and it's my heart-felt wish you and your families are all doing well.
As you are all certainly aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has had quite a catastrophic effect on the arts industry. Whilst it has been very upsetting not to have the opportunity to perform, I have been using this time for self-learning and focusing on my singing studio.
In addition to developing my German and teaching singing students, I have been busily writing my first ever online course, Singing for Self-Care, which I will launch soon. There will also be free resources associated with the program here on my website.
If you would like to sign up for news regarding the launch of the course, as well as when I post free content, follow the prompts here.
Whilst I certainly have had my hands full at the moment with these projects, I'm very much looking forward to getting back out onto the stage! Covid restrictions permitting, in 2021 I hope to continue with my involvement performing with Düsseldorf Lyric Opera, and attend the Art of Lied in Munich.
Thank you as always for your continuing love and support, I hope to sing again for you soon!