Soprano Zoe Drummond completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with First Class Honours at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Here, she was awarded numerous scholarships for academic and musical excellence, and was selected to perform in the inaugural Estivo Music Festival in Verona, Italy.
Zoe has been a Melba Opera Trust Scholar for two years, as a proud recipient of the 2015 RJ Hamer Opera Scholarship, and the 2016 Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship and Patrick & Vivian Gordon Award. As nominated by the Trust, Zoe was awarded The Sydney Opera House Opera Award- granting her the opportunity to sing for internationally acclaimed soprano, Renee Fleming.
This year, Zoe has been selected as a finalist in many of Australia's most prestigious singing competitions, including the upcoming Opera Foundation Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship.
Zoe won second prize in the 2016 Mietta Song Competition, the 2016 Megan Evans OAM Encouragement Award from the Joan Sutherland/Richard Bonynge Foundation and the AOAC Judith Ward Lieder Prize at the semi-finals of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
Operatic highlights include Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore (Western Sydney Opera); Monica in Menotti’s The Medium (Opera Prometheus); Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Pacific Opera); ‘Flora’ (cover) in Britten’s The Turn Of The Screw (Victorian Opera); and ‘Lucy’ in Menotti’s The Telephone (Penrith Symphony Orchestra).
Zoe has performed extensively as a soprano soloist: in Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass; Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem; Mozart’s Coronation Mass; Peterson’s Shadows and Light; Mozart’s Vespers K339; Haydn’s Theresa Mass; Schubert’s Magnificat; Handel’s Messiah; and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.
Zoe performs regularly with The Seven Sopranos- including fashion festivals in Singapore and China; Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts; IGA Lord Mayors Christmas Carols Brisbane; and the original cast production of ‘Reverie’ directed by Stuart Maunder. Zoe is looking forward to the release of their next album in the coming months.
Zoe also performs nationally and internationally with ensembles Voci Stupende and Fusion Vocal Group.
Zoe is thrilled to join the cast of Opera Australia’s production of The Eighth Wonder.