Described as 'without doubt the finest soprano, probably the finest singer in this country', Marilyn was awarded a Churchill Fellowship which allowed her to study in Europe in 1972. While there, she made her international debut in Basel in 1972 singing Lulu and Salome to rave reviews. Other notable roles include Aida, the four soprano roles in The Tales of Hoffmann, Marschallin in Rosenkavalier, Eva in Die Meistersinger, Lisa in Pique Dame, Leonora in Fidelio, Sieglinde in Die Walkure, Elsa in Lohengrin, Katya Kabanova, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Figaro, Tosca, Desdemona, Isolde and Laura in Richard Meale's Voss.
Marilyn has also recorded and performed an extensive range of repertoire spanning from the medieval period to the twentieth century. She was Co-ordinator and Voice Teacher for the Australian National Academy in Melbourne, and has also given numerous masterclasses in America, Asia and across the Pacific.
You can hear selected recordings of Marilyn here: