Amelia Farrugia is a renowned Australian soprano; since her professional stage debut in 1990, she has enjoyed a highly successful international career in opera, operetta, music theater, recital, concert events, television & recording. Amelia’s singing career has taken her around the world; she was honoured to join the roster of soloists at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, covering Renee Fleming as The Merry Widow & Anna Netrebko & Diana Damrau as Manon. This incredible opportunity enabled her to work alongside the world’s best singers, conductors & directors.
On the concert platform, Amelia produced & starred in her very own show, Diva! Featuring music by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. She has performed with all the symphony orchestras and in many large-scale televised events; she has performed for Crown Prince Frederick & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and she was privileged to be chosen as a soloist in the World Youth Day final mass for Pope Benedict XVI. Amelia Farrugia’s auspicious debut solo recording with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Joie de vivre! was recorded in London and released by Universal Music Australia & UK. She became the first Australian solo artist to record on the prestigious Decca label since Dame Joan Sutherland in 1959.
Amelia Farrugia is the owner of Sydney Sings Pty Ltd. She teaches singing in Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation’s library in Neutral Bay and is a vocal tutor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School. On the Board of The Opera Foundation for Young Australians, she also acts as an Ambassador of The Sydney Eisteddfod.
Last year, Amelia performed in a national tour, “The Maltese Tenor” with international sensation, Mr Joseph Calleja.
Amelia would like to express her deep gratitude for the support of S,B&W Foundation and The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in her ongoing research.