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Versatile soprano Judith Dodsworth moves between 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 gallery 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 will be a featured soloist in the premiere of Cat Hope’s powerful new opera
Speechless for the 2019 Perth Festival. She has participated in numerous workshops,
recordings and premiere performances of vocal works by established and emerging Australian and international composers, and is passionate about collaboration and cross-
disciplinary art.

Her diverse portfolio includes singing as principal cantor and soloist at St Patrick’s Cathedral, teaching classical voice at Monash University, composing,
accompanying and moonlighting as a cartoonist/ illustrator. Audiences may remember
her from Homophonic 2018 as the hirsute protagonist in Moya Henderson’s Stubble.