Ukrainian-born mezzo-soprano, Alla Yarosh, has known from a young age that communicating the essence of the human condition through song will become her life-long commitment. In November 2021, Alla was presented with a Bachelor of Music in operatic performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. There, she practised under the tutelage of vocal lector, Shelli Hulcombe. This September, Alla is relocating to Philadelphia, USA to join the distinguished Academy of Vocal Arts as a Resident Artist.
Within the walls of the Queensland Conservatorium, Alla had been awarded the Elizabeth Muir Postgraduate Prize (2022), the John and Sue Thompson Vocal Accompaniment Scholarship in collaboration with pianist, Samuel Choi (2022), the Linda Edith Allen Award (2021), and the Jim Massie Memorial Prize (2021). Her roles to date in university productions have included – Hippolyta in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Val Machin Opera Scenes 2022), Olga Olsen in Weil’s Street Scene (2021), Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen (Val Machin Opera Scenes, 2021), and Ursule in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict (2020). For the final time in September, Alla will take to the Conservatorium Theatre stage as the Queen of Fairies from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.
Professionally, Alla has appeared in the inaugural cast of the new, contemporary opera -The Nurses of Vung Tau (2022) with music by Brenton Broadstock AM and libretto by Elizabeth Lewis. She is a chorus member with Opera Queensland for the 2022 production of Verdi’s La Traviata. Alla works closely with Brisbane’s emerging and established music organisations such as Voxalis, Brisbane City Opera, Brisbane Concert Orchestra, and the Seven Sopranos.