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Donna-Maree Dunlop - mezzo soprano

Australian born Donna-Maree Dunlop was the winner of the 1997 Australian Singing Competition Armstrong-Martin and Nelly Apt Scholarships. She completed her Diploma of Music (Vocal Performance) at the Australian National University in 1992 and a Graduate Diploma of Music (Opera Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1993.

She has worked extensively with Opera Australia, the Victorian State Opera and Opera Queensland, as well as Canberra City Opera. Donna-Maree’s work with the Victoria State Opera has included the title role in Madama Butterfly in their 1996 MODD Opera Production and covering the roles of the High Priestess in Aida and Ungeborenes Kind in the John Cox production of Die Frau ohne Schatten for the 1996 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts conducted by Simone Young.

For Opera Queensland, Donna-Maree has covered the role of Hänsel in the Australian Opera production of Hänsel & Gretel. Until recently, Donna-Maree was based in Sydney with Opera Australia, covering roles in Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss), The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček) and Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc).

Between 1998 and 2001, Donna-Maree was based in London furthering her studies. She recently performed the title role in Tosca to critical acclaim for European Chamber Opera, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Mecklenburgh Opera), recorded for On Line Classics and, having been awarded a scholarship to study with Sherrill Milnes, Ms Dunlop participated in the Sherrill Milnes televised Masterclasses for London Masterclasses.

In 2002, Donna-Maree Dunlop sang the roles of the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Siebel in Faust and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, all for Opera Australia.

She was soloist in Mahler’s Lieder eine fahrenden Gesellen for Bristol Sinfonia – in 2003, she sang principal roles in Carmen, Salome and Lulu for Opera Australia. 2004 roles included Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and Rossweisse in Die Walküre for the State Opera of South Australia and Rooster/Jay in The Cunning Little Vixen and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia.

2005 roles include Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus for Melbourne Opera.

Donna-Maree will perform at the Camberwell Centre on Saturday 25 November 2006 in the Choral Symphony by Beethoven.

Donna-Maree Dunlop has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

25 November 2006


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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