Brisbane soprano, Gabrielle Diaz, completed her Masters of Music (Vocal Pedagogy) 2022 and a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Classical Voice) 2020 at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, under the guidance of esteemed Lecturer in Voice and former ANATS President, Shelli Hulcombe and pedagogues Dr Ron Morris and Dr Irene Bartlett.
Gabrielle is a two time recipient of the QCGU Donald Penman Prize for Voices in Combination Award. During her time at the Conservatorium, Gabrielle performed the role of Musetta in scenes from Puccini’s La Bohème and has also had the pleasure of performing the roles of The Spirit (Dido and Aeneas) and Javotte (Manon). In 2018, she premiered the role of The Ghost of Veronica’s Innocence in Paul Dean’s opera Dry River Run.
Gabrielle had her performance debut with Opera Queensland in 2021, performing in the chorus of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, directed by Patrick Nolan, and is engaged as a member of the Seven Soprano’s, with performance highlights including Brisbane Festival Street Serenades and UQ Bloom Festival, Opera by the Lakes. More recently, Gabrielle had her principal debut in Opera Queensland’s 2022 school’s tour in collaboration with Shake & Stir Theatre Co., performing the roles of Mimi (La Bohème) & Juniper (The Frog Prince) and performing in the chorus of La Traviata (Opera Queensland, dir Sarah Giles). Combining her love for performance and music education, Gabrielle has also worked with Opera Queensland singing the role of Princess Pamina in their children’s show, The Enchanted Forest.
In 2023, Gabrielle looks forward to rejoining the cast of La Boheme and F!ZZ for the Opera Queensland School’s tour, further engagements with the Seven Sopranos and performing once again with Voxalis, in collaboration with Queensland Art Song Festival, for La Canción, an evening of Latin American songs in concert.