Georgia Hall is an Aboriginal Australian soprano from Newcastle, Australia and the proud 2017 recipient of the Harold Blair Opera Scholarship and Mel and Nina Waters award with Melba Opera Trust. In September 2017, accompanied by pianist Claire Howard Race, Georgia will present a program of German Lied and French Mélodie in the finals of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge foundation’s inaugural Sydney Song Prize. In 2015 and 2016, Georgia was a Young Artist at Pacific Opera in Sydney.
Georgia is a regular concert performer in and around Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne. At home, Georgia enjoys performing in local concerts and at charity events. 2016 performance highlights include: featured soloist with Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra, guest artist for Romance in Red, White and Blue - a recital with Dr Jennifer Barnes and soloist at Opera Hunter High Tea for Newcastle Music Festival. In Sydney, some of Georgia’s recent performance highlights include a performance in 2017 at Kirribilli House, home to prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy Turnbull; 2016 performance at Last Night of the Proms with Willoughby Symphony conducted by Dr Nicholas Milton and Maestro Simon Kenway; soloist at Pacific Opera’s 2015 and 2016 Galas at NSW Parliament House and Doltone House Hyde Park. In Melbourne, she was presented as a 2017 Melba scholar at Government House. A most special moment for Georgia was singing in concert room at Coombe Cottage which was once the private residence of the legendary Dame Nellie Melba.
In 2017, for Opera Hunter, Georgia will debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. In her own production of Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, Georgia will debut as Laetitia at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. In 2016, she sang The Countess in Opera Hunter’s production of The Marriage of Figaro conducted by Christopher Bearman OAM. In 2015, Georgia performed Forester’s Wife and covered Fox in Pacific Opera and Sydney Symphony Youth Orchestra’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen under the baton of Alexander Briger AO. Georgia has also performed as The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Phoebe in The Yeomen of the Guard and held various key roles in CONDA Nominated Love, Life and Opera.
Georgia holds an Associate Diploma from the Trinity College London for Singing Performance and is studying for a Bachelor of Music degree with principal study in classical voice at the University of Newcastle under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Allan. Georgia has spent time studying under Angela Hickey in the United Kingdom. At 16 she became the youngest ever winner of Newcastle Eisteddfod’s Aria competition.
If you were to ask Georgia as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would have been an opera singer. Coming from a very musical family, Georgia grew up learning singing, piano and ballet. Her fondest memories are of her time spent in the family singing studio listening to her grandmothers teach singing and attending her mother’s rehearsals.