Australian soprano Zoe Drummond recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with a Masters of Music Performance with Distinction and a Concert Recital Diploma for exceptional performance. After attending the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Zoe completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with First Class Honours at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Zoe made her international debut with the English National Opera in 2019 as Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and as an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera in their production of Don Giovanni. Other international roles include Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with West Green House Opera and Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuletti e i Montecchi with Bloomsbury Opera, in the UK.
At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Zoe performed the roles of Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Susan in Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement to excellent reviews. She also performed excerpts from Werther (Sophie), Capriccio (Italian Singer), Idomeneo (Ilia), La bohème (Musetta) and Hamlet (Ophelié), and covered Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites.
In 2016, Zoe made her Opera Australia debut in The Eighth Wonder singing the roles of Clare Goldring, Architects Daughter and Socialite. In 2017, Zoe starred as Giroflé/Girofla in Two Weddings, One Bride, a role she is reprising in 2019.
Other opera highlights include Adelaide in Dove’s The Enchanted Pig (Yarra Valley Opera Festival), Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Bloomsbury Opera); the Nightingale in Respighi’s Sleeping Beauty (Victorian Opera); Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore (Western Sydney Opera); Monica in Menotti’s The Medium (Opera Prometheus); and Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone (Penrith Symphony Orchestra).
Concert works include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass, Rossini’s Messe Solennelle, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Vespers K339, Exsultate Jubilate, Haydn’s Theresa Mass, Schubert’s Magnificat, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.
Zoe is the proud winner of Australia’s most prestigious awards, the 2018 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Marianne Mathy Scholarship and the 2016 Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She was a Melba Opera Trust Scholar, receiving the 2015 RJ Hamer Opera Scholarship, the 2016 and the 2017 Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship, the Patrick & Vivian Gordon Award, and the Sydney Opera House Opera Award. Zoe was also awarded the 2018 Australian Music Foundation Award, the 2019 JSRB Foundation Award from the Joan Sutherland/ Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Competition, and second prize in the 2016 Mietta Song Competition.