Brisbane soprano, Gabrielle Diaz, completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance (Classical Voice) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under the guidance of esteemed Lecturer in Voice and former ANATS President, Shelli Hulcombe in 2020 and has recently graduated from the QCGU with a Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy), in the class of 2022.
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 Puccini’s La Bohème in the QCGU 2021 Val Machin Scenes 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, performing in the 2021 Brisbane Festival Street Serenades and UQ Bloom Festival, Opera by the Lakes. Most recently Gabrielle performed in the chorus of La Traviata (Opera Queensland, dir Sarah Giles) and has been touring through metro and regional Queensland 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). Gabrielle is thrilled to take part in Voxalis’ 2022 season finale, A Celebration of Opera.
Gabrielle appears in La Canción, presented in partnership with Voxalis.