Australian soprano Lorina Gore completed her postgraduate voice studies at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the National Opera Studio in London. She has won numerous prestigious opera awards, including the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship (AOAC 2012), the Opera Awards (Music & Opera Singers Trust 2010), Robert & Betty Saltzer Prize (Opera Foundation Australia 2004), Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship (Opera Foundation 2003), 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.
In 2008, Lorina joined Opera Australia as a principal artist and has since performed many roles including: Queen of Night (Die Zauberflöte), Die Fiakermilli (Arabella), Amina (La sonnambula), Lisa (La sonnambula), Leila (Les pêcheurs de perles), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Honey B (Bliss; in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival), Marzelline (Fidelio) for the State Opera of South Australia, for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination.
Her international performances have included the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for Iford Arts, Fiakermilli (Arabella) for Garsington Opera, Giulia (La Scala di Seta) for Independent Opera, Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Agilea (Teseo) and Sandrina (L'infedeltà delusa) for English Touring Opera, and performances of Norina (Don Pasquale) and Violetta (La Traviata) for New Zealand Opera.
Lorina has appeared as soprano soloist with the Sydney Philharmonia, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Collegium Musicum Choir, Melbourne Bach Choir and the Sydney, Darwin, Canberra, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. She gave a series of concerts throughout China in 2009, and has also recorded highlights from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Yvonne Kenny for ABC Classics. In 2014, Lorina appeared in Handel's Rodelinda conducted by Maestro Richard Bonynge; was a soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Marko Letonja in Hobart and Launceston.
Lorina’s recent performance highlights include: A recital for Youth Music Foundation Australia; the role of Leila in excerpts from The Pearlfishers with Darwin Symphony Orchestra, the soprano solo in the Messiah for Tokyo Art Foundation and appearances as Violetta and Musetta for Opera Australia.
In 2016, Lorina continues her association with Opera Australia, performing Musetta in La Boheme and Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung as part of the Ring Cycle in Melbourne and appears for the 5th time in the company’s Opera in the Domain performance. She also appears with the Tasmanian Symphony in their Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular.