Natalie Aroyan is an Armenian-Australian Soprano. Prior to studying opera, Natalie graduated with a double-degree in Business and I.T. at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney.
In 2008 she was awarded first place in both The Opera Foundation New York Competition and the 2008 Herald Sun Aria Competition. In 2009, Natalie commenced her Professional Studies Diploma at Mannes College, New York, studying with Soprano Ruth Falcon and in January 2010 performed the role of Amelia, in the Opera Studio Scenes Production of Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi ) as well as the role of Fiordiligi in their Main stage production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte conducted by Maestro Colaneri. In her final year at Mannes she played Annina in Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Street and Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff, also under the baton of Maestro Colaneri.
As well as attending the “Solti Te Kanawa Accademia” program in Tuscany, Italy where she worked with both Maestro Richard Bonynge and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Natalie has worked with Maestra Renata Scotto in her 2010 Tampa Masterclass and participated in The American Institute of Music (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, where she won first place and was also awarded the audience vote in the 49th Meistersinger Competition Finals.
Prior to her international studies Natalie completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where her many roles performed included Rosalinde in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus conducted by Maestro Imre Pallo.
On her return to Australia in 2011, she was awarded first place in The Italian Opera Foundation competition which enabled her to spend a year in Italy studying with soprano, Mirella Freni, and at the Accademia of Bel Canto in Modena, Italy. Following this Natalie was invited as a Guest Artist to cover the title role of Gluck’s Armide for the joint Lindemann/ Juilliard Production in New York, USA.
Natalie is now a member of Opera Australia’s Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program where her roles this year will include Mimì (La bohème), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), High Priestess (Aida), and Annina (La Traviata).