Joann Balasuriya, Soprano
Joann understudies “Zorah” in this year's production of Ruddigore.
Joann Balasuriya is currently completing a B. Music Studies/ B. Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Joann started singing at a young age with the Australian Girls Choir and various school choirs. She has been involved in the chorus of numerous amateur musicals, including Cats and The Drowsy Chaperone.
After being involved with the 2013 WotOpera program, Joann discovered her passion for opera and began training in classical voice. Joann played the lead female role in The Gypsy Baron (2014, James Ruse A.H.S), and Yvan in Die Fledermaus (Operantics, 2017). She was a chorus member in La Sonnambula (Operantics, 2016) and The Magic Flute (Sydney Conservatorium Opera, 2017).
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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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