Ballina Gee, Soprano
Ballina shares the role of “Ruth” with Jane Van Balen in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Ballina Gee is a multi-genre trained singer passionate about making operatic genre diverse, accessible, relatable and inclusive of culturally diverse artists where she continues to perform locally, as well as internationally. Some of her memorable musical role highlights include "Dona Victorina" in the world premiere of Noli Me Tangere the Musical (2019) and "Queen Motire" in the world preview of L'Espirit De Feu Tahitian Opera (2015).
She has been part of ensemble roles with highlights in Mikado (2019); Miss Saigon (2017); Phantom of the Opera (2016); The Cunning Little Vixen - Pacific Opera; The Little Mermaid - Opera Australia (1992). And she enjoys starring in full house concerts such as Rocky Gathercole runway (2018/19), Philippine Independence Day Balls and Pasko Festivals at Darling Harbour and Flagcom Mardi Gras Pageants.
In 2018 she was given the dignitary role as Universal Diplomat of Arts and Culture for the Philippines and the Pacific charged with bridging and elevating the artistic and cultural commonality between the Philippines and the Pasifika. In recognition of her creative achievements, personal resilience and business acumen, she was a finalist in the 2018 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence in Arts and Culture and won the 2016 NSW Pacific Awards for the Performing Arts.
Her social media tags "I am #PacificDiva and this is my world - #pacificdivaworld" has been a trending social media concept. What started off as a branding idea to help Ballina Gee manage her Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) that for over a decade kept her away from returning to professional singing, she has now created a Pacific Diva World brand promoting cultural diversity within the fine performing arts scene. She is now working on her upcoming album and podcast release.
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The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. To better reflect its primary artistic objective, commencing from 2014, the company will be performing as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney. Our performing group has provided excellent training in all aspects of stagecraft for performers who have made a career in opera and musical theatre. The Ensemble style of our productions not only provides the chorus with experience in singing with an orchestra, but also provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills in characterisation and stagecraft.
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