Praised for her “Melting vocal technique” (Operachaser) and “Expressive largesse” (Limelight magazine), Esther Counsel is an emerging soprano.
Esther is currently completing a Master of Opera Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. She is also a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she completed a Bachelor of Music (Classical performance) and a Graduate Diploma (Vocal performance). Esther will be attending the State Opera South Australia Opera Academy, where she will perform Mimi in La bohème (Puccini) and Tina in Flight (Dove) in the opera scenes showcase.
In 2020 Esther performed the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica as well as First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Some of Esther’s previous roles in operas and scenes include Lady Billows in Albert Herring (Britten), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Diana in Orfée aux enfers (Offenbach), Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffman (Offenbach), Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).