Born in Rio de Janeiro, Carolina Baptista Biasoli grew up sharing her grandmother’s passion for opera – a passion that has followed her around the world. Now in the fourth year of her music and arts degrees at Monash University, Carolina looks back on those memories with fondness as she has now become a young singer herself.
Her operatic roles include Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with CitiOpera. She has also performed as part of the Blackwood Ensemble project at the Melbourne Recital Centre, soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G with the Victoria Chorale and guest soloist in recital with Sally-Anne Russell at the Lyceum Club.
Carolina is also a recipient of the Melbourne Bach Choir Choral Scholarship, sings regularly with the St James’ Old Cathedral Voices, and has performed in numerous opera choruses with CitiOpera and Edinburgh Studio Opera.
Her previous study includes vocal tuition in The Hague, Munich, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Rio de Janeiro, with teachers including Roxane Hislop, Andrea Katz, Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russell and Loris Synan.
Carolina has won numerous academic awards and scholarships during her studies at Monash University, including the Anna Chmiel Memorial Award for Voice, and last year she became an Australian citizen.
Carolina will be performing Lundú da Marquesa dos Santos by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Melodia Sentimental by Heitor Villa-Lobos, In uomini, in soldati by W. A. Mozart and finally Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiß by Franz Lehar on the 8th of August.