Olivia Cranwell is a graduate of the Master of Music, Opera Performance, program,(Victorian Opera/Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne).
Most recently Olivia returned to Opera Australia as Mrs Naidoo (Satyagraha), and 3rd Norn, Sieglinde and Ortlinde (Wagner’s Ring Cycle), to Victorian Opera as Elettra (Idomeneo), and to Melbourne Opera as 3rd Norn and Helmwige (Ring Cycle).
As the winner of the Vienna State Opera Award in 2020 she performed Ortlinde (Die Walküre) and covered the roles of Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Freia (Das Rheingold), 4th Maid (Elektra) and 3rd Norn (Götterdämmerung).
Olivia’s many roles for Victorian Opera include Brecht/Weill’s Happy End (Sister Jane), Strauss’ Elektra (Vertraute and 4th Maid), Hänsel und Gretel (Mother) along with roles in works by Mozart, Rossini, Sondheim, Britten, Handel, Ibert, Gill and Walton.
She has also featured with Canberra Symphony Orchestra, More Than Opera, the VCA Symphony Orchestra, the City of Stonnington as Mimi (La Bohème) and as Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly).