Armenian-Australian Soprano Natalie Aroyan holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a double-degree in Business and I.T. from the Australian Catholic University. She is a winner of the Opera Foundation New York Competition, Herald Sun Aria, and the Italian Opera Foundation Award which enabled her to pursue further studies at Mannes College, New York and the Accademia of Bel Canto, Italy with Mirella Freni.
A principal artist with Opera Australia, Natalie’s roles in 2018 include the title role in Aida, Eva (Die Meistersinger), Micaela (Carmen), Annina (La Traviata) and covering Tosca, as well as appearing at the Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve. Her other roles include Mimi (La bohème), Desdemona (Otello), Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), High Priestess (Aida) and covering Luisa Miller, Gutrune in the Melbourne Ring Cycle and Elisabetta (Don Carlos), all for Opera Australia; and the roles of Mimi and Marguerite (Faust) for West Australian Opera.
On the concert platform, Natalie has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, performing the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and the Opera Gala at the Myer Music Bowl, Verdi Requiem with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society in Hamer Hall, Melbourne and in Sydney Town Hall with the Sydney University Graduate Choir