Michelle FRANCIS COOK / Spinto soprano

VOCAL EDUCATION

  • Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Formazione, Italy (2004).
  • Victoria College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) Graduate Diploma in Opera (2001-3)
  • Australian National Academy of Music - Vocal Master (2003)

 

SUNG OPERA ROLES

  • Aida, from Aida Verdi (AOIST production) Terrassa Barcelona Nov 2018
    Puccini Tour of Spain and France (Opera de Massy, Paris.) Opera2001 Productions. Feb, March 2017
  • Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana, Foment Mataroní, Mataró (Oct 2015)
  • Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana, Aliança de Poblenou, Barcelona (Oct-Nov 2014)
  • Leonora, Il Trovatore, Opera de El Vendrell, Espana (Agost, 2013)
  • Dama de las Flores, Parsifal , Grand Teatro del Liceu (February, 2011)
  • Prilepa, pique Dame (Tchaikovsky), Liceu, Barcelona, (Jun-Jul 2010)
  • Une dama elegant Les Mamelles de Tiresias Teatro del Liceu (May, 2010)
  • Eine Modestin, Der Rosenkavalier, Grand Teatro del Liceu, (May, 2010)
  • Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Mozart), Oviedo Opera, Campoamor, (Nov 2009)
  • La Pepona – cover La Cabeza del Bautista (premier), (Palomar) Liceu Barcelona, (Mayo 2009)
  • Pepa Tiefland (D’Albert) Grand Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (Oct2008)
  • Donna Elvira - cover Don Giovanni (Mozart) Grand Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (Jul 2008)
  • Gerhilde, Die Walküre, (Wagner) Concert with Placido Domingo, Teatro del Liceo, Barcelona (May 2008)
  • Strawberry Seller,cover Newspaper & Lace seller, beggar Death in Venice, Britten.Teatro Liceu, (Abril-May, 2008)
  • 4th Maid  &  Shleppträgerin,  Elektra  (Strauss)  Grand  Teatre  del  Liceu, Barcelona  (Jan  –  Mar,  2008)
  • Maria Callas,  Hop!era  ,   Soprano/  Actress,  Teatre  Condal,  Barcelona,  (Abril  –  Jun,  2006-7)
  • Le Donne di Giacomo Puccini, Mde Butterfly, Liú, Suor Angelica, Melbourne, Australia (Oct, 2005)
  • Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly, 51° Festival Puccini, Torre del Lago (Aug, 2005)
  • 1° Ancella, Turandot, Festival Puccini, Torre del Lago (July, Ago, 2005)
  • 1º Voice, Jenufa (Janacek) Grand Teatro Del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain (May 2005)
  • Madama Cortese, Il Viaggio A Reims (Rossini) Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy   (2004)
  • Giorgetta, Il Tabarro (Puccini) Melbourne City Opera (Nov 2003).
  • Anne Trulove (OzOpera/Opera  Australia )  Stravinsky's  The  Rake's  Progess  (2003).
  • Mimi, Melbourne City Opera, La Boheme. (Puccini) (May, 2003).
PRIZES and SCHOLARSHIPS:
• 2015 Winner - International Singing Competition. Camerata Sant Cugat. Spain 2015
• 2010 Winner - Acclaim Award Australia, Pergolesi Spontini Award, Concert Pergolesi Theater, Jesi, Italy
• 2005 Winner - Acclaim Awards Australia, Puccini Foundation Award, Roles and concerts with Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago.
• 2004 Winner - Acclaim Awards Australia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino scholarship, Florence
• 2004 Finalist -International Zandonai Singing Competition in Riva Del Garda, Italy.
• 2003 Finalist - MTO - German / Australian Opera Scholarship
• 2003 Finalist 3MBS Young performer of the Year (Young Artist of the Year)
• 2003 Winner of the Armstead Scholarship (Musical Society of Victoria)
• 2003 Semi-Finalist International Belvedere Competition in Vienna, as Australian Candidate.
• 2003 Winner - Acclaim Awards, Lowrey Arts Scholarship: most outstanding voice in the VCA
NOTABLE CONCERTS:
• Recondita Armonia - Tosca in Concert – Barcelona and Vilanova i la Gertrú 2018 • Concert Gala. Acclaim Award Vocal Competition winners Australia, June 2016
• Wesendonck Lieder, The Veneziana Regatta and Arias of Opera. Reial Academy of Fine Arts. April 2016
• Concert Auditorium AXA Gala lirica "Cantem la Musica" with piano. (2015)
• Gala concert. Arias de Spinto soprano. Granada (2015)
• Veus per a l'Esperanza. Benefico Concert with Montserrat Martí and Norma Fantini among others. (2015)
• A day at the Opera gala concert with orchestra on tour Spain. (2014 - )
• Viva Verdi gala concert with orchestra on tour Spain (2012-3)
• Medical Music Group of Washington International Josep Carreras with orchestra. Gran Teatro del Liceo (2013)
• Lyric concerto, With orchestra. Pergolesi Theater, Jesi Italy (2011)
• Wesendonck Lieder, Philharmonic Associate of Las Palmas De La Gran Canaria (Oct 2010)
• Concert, Voces del La Fe, Santiago Chile (Aug 2010)
• Concert, Liceu Opera - Foyer Concert of 'Cortesanes en l'òpera' (Feb 2009)
• Concert, Oviedo Opera - Around Un Ballo in Maschera (Feb 2009)
• Concert, La Madrera, Soprano, Works by Stscherbatscheff, Mosolov and Shostakovich & Orchestral ensemble. (Dec 2008)
• Caja Madrid Auditorium - Recital (Dec 2008)
• Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder Palau de la Música, Liceu Academy Orchestra (20 April, 2008)
• Massanet Concert, Oviedo Opera - Around Thaïs (Oct 2007)
• International Opera Productions, Recording with Prague Radio Orchestra, Prague (Nov, 2006)
• Recital, Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago, (Dec 5, 2004)• Lieder Concert, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Il Teatro Goldoni, Italy (June, 2004)