HARRIET MARSHALL – SOPRANO

Harriet Marshall is an ex-criminal lawyer turned opera singer who began her operatic training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) before completing a Masters of Music (Opera) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a Graduate Diploma of Music at WAAPA. In 2008, she was awarded the Barbara MacLeod Scholarship for the most outstanding female classical student at WAAPA.

Harriet has studied voice intensively with Patricia Price and since moving to London in 2009, she has continued her vocal studies with Neil Semer, international voice teacher.  In July 2009, she attended the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Coesfeld, Germany.

Harriet has performed the role of Gretel in Oz Opera’s touring production of Hansel and Gretel. She has participated in master-classes with Dame Joan Sutherland and Dennis O’Neill and has performed numerous concerts and public recitals with leading Australian repetiteur and artist, Sharolyn Kimmorley.

In recent years, Harriet has been a finalist in both the Puccini Opera Acclaim Awards and the German-Australian Opera Grant (Wiesbaden) competitions. Her roles include Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Nerina in the Australian premiere of Haydn’s La Fedelta Premiata, Abigail in the Australian premiere of The Crucible and La Speranza in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, as well as chorus work with the Opera Australia chorus and the WA Opera Company chorus.  She performed the soprano solo in Dvorak’s Te Deum recorded for ABC Classic FM.

Harriet’s voice has been described as “beautiful” and “opulent”.

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