Soprano Josi Ann Ellem is in her first year of Royal Academy Opera

She previously studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she earned the highest mark ever awarded to a vocal student for her final recital. She is grateful for the support of the Jennifer Vyvyan Award and Henderson Scholarship.

Josi’s operatic roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. She has won the Demant Dreikurs Award twice, and the Sydney Eisteddfod’s German song, French song and Soprano first prizes. She was a finalist in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition in 2019. She was the soprano soloist in the City of Sydney’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Sydney Town Hall in 2018 and the soprano soloist in Mozart’s ‘Great’ C minor Mass, K 427, with the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra in 2017.

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