Lecia Robertson began her career in theatre, before commencing classical vocal training in London.  Her singing teachers include David Harper, Elizabeth Connell and Ghillian Sullivan. Lecia has also participated in masterclasses at the Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv, the UK and Italy.

 

In 2013 Lecia covered the title role in Salome and performed Leonora in La forza del destino with State Opera of South Australia. In 2012 she performed the role of Micaëla in Carmen for Opera Queensland.

 

Other recent engagements include covering Minnie in La Fanciulla del West for Opera Queensland in 2011, covering Aida and singing the High Priestess in Aida for Opera Queensland and State Opera of South Australia in 2010 and singing Judith in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle for Victorian Opera as well as covering the role of Leonore in Fidelio for Opera Queensland in 2009.

 

Performances in the UK included the title role in Floyd’s Susannah and Mimì in La bohème for London City Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Roderick Brydon and as the soprano solo in Verdi Requiem with West London Sinfonia under conductor Philip Hesketh.

 

Following a lengthy run in the highly acclaimed RSC/Opera North production of Showboat at the London Palladium, Lecia made her operatic debut as Camille in Louise at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London with Morley Opera. Roles she has performed include the title roles in Manon Lescaut, Il Coronazione di Poppea, Suor Angelica, Marguerite in Faust, Nedda in I Pagliacci, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Micaëla in Carmen, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, First Lady in The Magic Flute and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.  For the Spoleto Festival Opera she performed the role of the Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier under Richard Hickox and in 2002 she covered the title role in Suor Angelica for Opera Holland Park. 

 

As an actress Lecia has performed in many plays, pantomimes and theatrical shows. Classical theatre roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Irene in Chekhov's The Three Sisters and Anna/Juno in Christopher Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Lecia recently performed Strauss' Four Last Songs with Preston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mario Dobernig and The Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Routley. She has also recently given recitals at Bangalow Music Festival and the Byron Theatre.

 

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