With over 14 years of experience performing, Georgia Wilkinson is making a name for herself as one of Australia’s most versatile young sopranos.
Since beginning her classical voice training at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Georgia has progressively built her repertoire of operatic and musical theatre credits. Companies she has worked with include Victorian Opera, Left Bauer Productions, Gippsland Opera, Weimar Lyric Opera Studio (Germany) and Gertrude Opera.
Georgia has had the pleasure of performing alongside some of Australia’s most celebrated and illustrious artists, including Yvonne Kenny, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Sylvie Paladino, Roy Best, Kahmahl, and James Morrison. She also works regularly with Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
In addition to opera, Georgia has also taken on many musical theatre roles. These include the roles of Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Maria in West Side Story. For her impressive musical theatre performances, Georgia has been recognised with a Guild Award and four Lyrebird Awards.
Georgia graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music and has studied opera abroad in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Georgia’s studies in London and New York, where she had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most renowned vocal coaches, were supported by grants from the Ian Potter Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Through her operatic career, Georgia has received various awards, including ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ through the illustrious Opera Scholars Australia program and first place in the Ringwood Aria Competition. She was the youngest Opera Scholar of the Year and Robert Salzer Voice Awardee.
Georgia’s career highlights of 2018 included being a part of Victorian Opera’s 2018 Young Artist program, performing in Gertrude Opera’s Yarra Valley Opera Festival, performing on her first Bravo Cruise: Radience of the Seas, and being featured in Sydney’s Carols in the Domain in December 2018 (televised on Channel Seven) as one of Australia’s finest upcoming opera singers.
2019 has seen Georgia perform in Victorian Opera’s Parsifal, become a young artist with Gertrude Opera, star in her 5th Opera by the Lakes, perform at Sydney Town Hall, present the title role in Victorian Opera's Alice Through the Opera Glass, and perform at Opera Under the Stars in Broome. She will soon be stepping onto the stage of Hamer Hall for the first time in ConcertWork's production of Jekyll and Hyde starring Anthony Warlow, before taking part in Opera Australia's production of Turandot.
On October 23rd, Georgia won Australia's prestigious Herald Sun Aria competition.