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MISS Rosamund Illing


  • Professional singing performance



  • Rosamund Illing is a practicing musician and one of Australia~s best-known sopranos. An exponent of the lyric soprano repertoire, she has performed in England, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia, in opera, symphony and song. She has also made a number of critically-acclaimed recordings. Ms Illing specializes in operatic performance practice of the bel canto, Puccini, Mozart and Verdi repertoire; and in the performance practice of both French art songs (m~lodie) and Britten folk songs; having studied with Sir Peter Pears for this last. After graduating with honours from the University of Adelaide, Ms Illing continued her studies in England and Italy; then began opera engagements in Great Britain with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (as Musetta in La boh~me with Placido Domingo as Rodolfo), English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and at the Wexford Festival. In Australia, Ms Illing has performed with each of the state opera companies and Opera Australia. Ms Illing~s operatic repertoire demonstrates her knowledge and experience performing some of the great soprano roles, including: Alcina, Abigaille, Donna Anna, Elettra, Vitellia, Gilda, Norina, Marguerite, Amelia, Cio Cio San, Li~, Mim~, and Nedda. On the concert platform, Ms Illing has performed with Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir George Solti, Gustav Kuhn and Richard Bonynge, in association with many of the great orchestras. She has appeared in recital at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Melbourne and Perth International Arts Festivals and at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. Her most recent performances include: Mahler~s Symphony No. 8 for the Adelaide Festival; a recital for Musica Viva; the Four Last Songs with Stonnington Symphony; Rachmaninov songs in recital with pianist, Eidit Golder; the opening concerts of the newly refurbished Hamer Hall; as The Minister~s Wife in the opera Pecan Summer    


Member of

  • ANATS. singing teacher 2007 - 2014




Education and training

  • N/A,
  • B.Mus (Hons), University of South Australia 1977

Awards and honors

  • Green Room award, 2001
  • Emmy Award Best International Opera Production La Boheme, 1986
  • Benson and Hedges Gold Award for concert singers FIRST PRIZE WINNER, 1977
  • Royal Society of Arts (Lon) for study in Italy, 1977
  • Winner vocal section ABC instrumental and Vocal competition, 1972



Available for supervision

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