Acclaimed Helpmann and Green Room Award winning 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.
Lorina joined Opera Australia in 2008 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), Pip in Moby Dick and Marzelline (Fidelio), for the State Opera of South Australia, the latter for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination.
Her international performances include 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.
In concert, 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, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. She is regularly invited to perform in Japan, China and Vietnam and has recorded highlights from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Yvonne Kenny for ABC Classics. She appeared in Handel’s Rodelinda conducted by Maestro Richard Bonynge and appeared with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphonies and Hong Kong Philharmonic in their Bernstein 100th Celebration concerts.
Her 2017 performance as Roxana in Krol Roger, earned her both highly coveted Helpmann and Green Room Awards. Her 2018 debut with Adelaide Festival performing Ophelia in the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, earnt her a second Helpmann Award, with critics claiming “the most glorious moment is Australian soprano Lorina Gore’s transfixing, mesmerising performance as Ophelia, Gore is spellbinding… and makes the most of Dean’s music as she finds unique vocal ways to express her torment”.
Lorina recently released a new album with ABC Classics and TSO entitled A Toast to Melba, celebrating the legendary singer.
In 2019, Lorina debuted the roles of Marie in Wozzeck and Corinna in Il viaggio a reims, as well as reprising the role of Musetta in La Bohème for Opera Australia.
Lorina Gore is supported by Mrs Rowena Danziger AM and Mr Kenneth Coles AM