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Versatile soprano Judith Dodsworth is equally at home in opera, chamber music, oratorio and concert, in repertoire ranging from baroque to experimental. Following studies in Canberra, London, Vienna and Melbourne, she has established a reputation as one of Australia’s leading exponents of contemporary classical vocal music.

Her operatic roles have included Carmen (OzOpera), Greta in Metamorphosis (Victorian Opera), Sophie in From a Black Sky, and lead roles in Rameau’s Pygmalion (Stopera), Opiume (Singapore and Hong Kong Festivals), Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot (with Syzygy Ensemble) and A Drone Opera (Experimenta), recently released as a short film and installation. She sang the role of Clara in Gordon Kerry’s Midnight Son for Victorian Opera with less than twenty-four hours’ notice, and did the same as the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul.

She was a featured soloist in the premiere of Cat Hope’s critically acclaimed new opera Speechless for the 2019 Perth Festival. She has participated in numerous workshops, recordings and premiere performances of works by established and emerging Australian and international composers, and is passionate about cross-disciplinary art. She is a principal cantor and soloist at St Patrick’s Cathedral and coordinator of classical voice at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University.

She is delighted to be on board the Homophonic juggernaut again this year, following performances of Moya Henderson’s Stubble in 2018 and Thomas Adès’ Life Story in 2019.