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Greta Bradman

Stunning soprano Greta Bradman is one of Australasia’s most celebrated operatic and concert artists. Her 2015 debut album for Decca Classics My Hero received five-star reviews and topped the classical and classical crossover ARIA charts for several months. Her new album Home is scheduled for release in 2018. Greta has sung extensively in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and throughout the Asia Pacific.

She has performed for world leaders from the UK, USA, China, India, Monaco and Australia including Barack Obama, and a 2014 recital in St James’s Palace for the British Royal Family. She was the winner of the 2013–14 Australian International Opera Award and the APRA/AMCOS Award in 2013, is a Helpmann Award nominee and was Limelight Magazine’s 2010 Newcomer of the Year and their 2015 Australian Artist of the Year.

Milijana Nikolic

Serbian-born, Milijana holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Belgrade. Her operatic debut took place in the Belgrade National Theatre as Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Tisbe (Cenerentola). She subsequently won a two-year scholarship to attend the Academy for Soloists at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

She has sung in New York, Spain, Japan, the United States, Bergamo, Sardinia, Hong Kong, and Korea.

Milijana has sung the title role in Carmen for the Savolinna Festival in Finland, for Opera Australia and for State Opera of South Australia in Adelaide; Amneris (in her American debut) for Michigan Opera Theatre and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand; Dalila in Samson et Dalila in Finland; the title role in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans at the Macerata Festival.

Rosario La Spina

Rosario La Spina trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, continuing his studies at RNCM, Manchester under the tutelage of Joseph Ward OBE.

In 2002, he won first prize in the Mario Del Monaco International Opera Competition. He made his Opera Australia debut in 2005 and until his American debut in 2007, after which he also performed in Canada. Rosario has also appeared across Taiwan, New Zealand, and Japan.

Rosario also appears on the CD/DVD Classical Spectacular with the Melbourne Symphony (ABC Classics). His 2010 Universal duo release Always You (with his sister, Anna-Maria La Spina) shot straight to the top of the classical charts in Australia.

José Carbó

Argentine-Australian baritone José Carbó is one of the most exciting operatic artists of his generation. Consistently praised for his smooth, rich, powerful voice, thrilling top notes and magnetic stage presence, José has performed in the leading houses of the world including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Seattle Opera and Opera Australia.

In 2018, José returns to Opera Australia as Germont (opposite Corinne Winters) and tours Australia with superstar Sumi Jo. In 2017, he sang Germont opposite Ermonela Jaho and Alfio/Tonio Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci for Opera Australia; he was nominated for a second Helpmann Award, a Green Room Award and praised for his “peerless Prologue, sung with polished and glowingly powerful cantabile.” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra