One of our special guests for the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 2023 Open Day is renowned soprano singer Amelia Farrugia who has captivated audiences with her stunning vocal range and emotive performances in some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and concert halls.
Born in Sydney in 1964, Amelia Farrugia began her career in music at a young age. She received her first singing lessons from her mother, who was also a singer, and went on to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After completing her studies, Farrugia began performing in operas and concerts across Australia, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the country’s most promising young singers.
Farrugia’s big break came in 1991, when she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York. This prestigious competition is open to young opera singers from around the world, and winning it is considered a major achievement in the classical music world. Farrugia’s victory helped to launch her international career, and she soon began performing in some of the world’s most famous opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
One of Farrugia’s most famous roles is that of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. This demanding role requires a soprano with a wide vocal range and excellent acting skills, and Farrugia has received widespread acclaim for her performances in this opera. She has also earned praise for her roles in Puccini’s La Bohème, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Verdi’s La Traviata, among others.
In addition to her work in the opera world, Farrugia is also a popular concert singer. She has performed with some of the world’s most famous orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Her concerts often feature a mix of classical music and popular songs, showcasing her versatility as a performer.
Farrugia has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the Order of Australia Medal in 2015 for her contributions to the arts. She is also an active supporter of several charitable organizations, including the Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
Amelia is a truly remarkable soprano singer whose talent and dedication have earned her a place among the world’s greatest opera singers, and she continues to inspire and entertain people of all ages with her music. Come along and meet Amelia at our Open Day.
Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm on Saturday April 15th.
76 Chandos St, St Leonards.
For more details – 2mbsfinemusicsydney.com or call us, 9439 4777.