"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 hope you are all enjoying a happy and healthy 2021! As this global pandemic stretches on and performances are still on-hold in Germany, I have been enjoying focusing on my other great passion, teaching.
As the studio expands, I have been developing resources to try and help as many singers as I can.
1. This includes two online courses to be released later this year.
2. Establishing the YouTube channel, Singing for Self-Care. It would mean the world to me if you helped me in this endeavor by subscribing to the channel and engaging with the videos. This helps boost the channel in the YouTube algorithm, increasing the likelihood that the information reaches people who need it most.
3. There is now also a free eBook available here. This is a comprehensive guide to increasing your confidence with singing and overcoming emotional and psychological blocks.
Developing resources for singers has been a great source of joy and inspiration for me, which brings me to my big announcement.
It is my deep belief that singing lessons should be available to everyone. Singing is not only important to our culture, it is also a fundamental part of our social, mental and emotional health. But unfortunately, many singers face societal roadblocks which deny them access to music education.
4. Which is why I am very pleased to announce the very first David Laurence Scholarship for Developing Artists, a one-on-one mentorship program to promote access to classical singing tuition.
This is one year of tuition with me (40hrs) completely free of cost. Applications are open to all classical singers 18 years and over, from any country. You can learn more about the scholarship and apply here.
Thank you as always for your continuing love and support.