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Lorina Gore

Soprano

Lorina Gore was born in Australia and completed postgraduate voice studies at the Australian National University in Canberra.  She won several prestigious opera awards, including the Robert & Betty Saltzer Prize (Opera Foundation Australia 2004), 2nd prize in the Herald-Sun Aria (2002 and 2004), the Lady Galleghan Scholarship for Voice, the Frank and Viola Tait Scholarship, the Phoebe Patrick Award, and first place in the Australian National Aria Competition.  As winner of the Opera Foundation's Covent Garden Scholarship, Lorina attended the National Opera Studio in 2003/04.

Her international performances have included Giulia (La Scala di Seta) for Independent Opera, Fiakermilli (Arabella) for Garsington Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for Iford Arts, and an extensive national tour of New Zealand singing Norina (Don Pasquale) for New Zealand Opera.  In 2007, she performed Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Sandrina (L'infedeltà delusa) and Agilea (Teseo) for English Touring Opera.

In 2008, Lorina Gore joined Opera Australia as a principal artist singing Oscar in Un ballo in maschera and Fiakermilli in Arabella.  Subsequent roles for the national company have included Queen of Night in Die Zauberflöte, Marzelline in Fidelio, 1st Niece in Peter Grimes, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Honey B in Bliss (in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival), Amina in La sonnambula and Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Lorina has also appeared as soprano soloist with Sydney Philharmonia, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Collegium Musicum Choir (UNSW), Melbourne Bach Choir and the Queensland, Tasmanian and Darwin Symphony Orchestras; she gave a series of concerts throughout China in 2009 and recorded highlights from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier for ABC Classics.

In 2011/2012, Lorina Gore performed Leila in The Pearlfishers, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Despina in Così fan tutte, Tytania and Queen of Night for Opera Australia.  For her role as Pip in Moby-Dick for State Opera of South Australia, Lorina received a Helpmann Award nomination.  Concert appearances included those with the Sydney, Tasmanian and Guangdong Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and a special concert performance of Rodelinda under Maestro Richard Bonynge.

In 2013, Lorina Gore will sing Musetta (La bohème), Nanetta (Falstaff) and Oscar (Un ballo in Maschera) with Opera Australia.  She also appears as Woglinde in their production of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Lorina Gore is proudly sponsored by Mrs Rowena Danziger AM and Mr Ken Coles AM