Teresa La RoccaSOPRANO
Teresa La Rocca completed a drama and music degree at Adelaide University. She was a finalist in the ABC’s Young Performers’ Award and went on to win the State Opera Aria, the Herald-Sun Aria and the Metropolitan Opera Awards. Her roles for State Opera of South Australia have included, Norina in Don Pasquale, Parasha in Stravinsky’s Mavra, Yum Yum in The Mikado, Despina in Così fan Tutte and the soprano role in the highly acclaimed Flamma Flamma for the Adelaide Festival.
For the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Teresa has performed in their Symphony Under the Stars, A Viennese Gala, Handel’s Messiah and the soprano solo in Vaughan Williams’ Symphony Antarctica. She made her debut with Opera Australia singing Queen of Night in The Magic Flute, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier. For OzOpera, she toured nationally as Musetta in La bohème and Micaela in Carmen. She has performed Rosina in The Barber of Seville, the title role in Manon Lescaut and Marianne in Der Rosenkavalier and, for State Opera South Australia, Liù in Turandot.
This year Teresa will perform the role of Berta for State Opera of South Australia’s The Barber of Seville, the Innocence suite by Anne Crawse with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Verdi Requiem for the Big Sing in Tanunda and the Adelaide Youth Orchestra.
As Musical Director for the Italian Choral and Arts Society, she will direct three concerts and engagements this year, as well as producing and performing in the St Clair Carols by Candlelight.