Lesley Braithwaite, Soprano
Lesley is featured as "Pitti-Sing" in this year's production of the Mikado
Lesley dedicated many years finessing her skills as a dancer and choreographer in Australia and the United States and brings the wealth of this experience to her stage performances. While exploring the Tango scene in San Francisco she landed an unexpected gig singing in a bar, which inspired an ongoing fascination with the voice and the spellbinding potential of the chanteuse During her studies for a Master of Fine Arts at Mills College in California, she was awarded two consecutive Hellman Scholarships which provided a treasured opportunity to receive classical vocal tuition.
A recent initiate to the world of Gilbert & Sullivan, Lesley relished the opportunity to perform the role of Angelina in Trial by Jury. Directed by Christine Logan, the production by Loosely Woven met with acclaim as a most unlikely addition to the performance line up at the National Folk Festival held in Canberra earlier this year. Lesley is thrilled to be making her debut with GSOS this season, although as the offspring of a Milkmaid and a Dragoon acknowledges that fate (and/or genetic predisposition) may simply be playing its hand!
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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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