D'Arne - A Biography
D’Arne as a Soprano has performed operatic roles including Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Italy with Studio Lirico; Nella in Gianni Schicchi; and the Witch in Dido and Aeneas for Opera Box in Wales and London.
She has performed regularly with the renowned Opera Queensland Chorus since 1993 and has appeared as a concert soloist.
D’Arne also took part in the highly successful ABC recording Opera’s Greatest Choruses.
From 2004-2006 D’Arne toured extensively around Queensland in the title role and covering the role of Annabel for Opera Queensland’s Educational Primary School show The Songbird.
D’Arne has performed the roles of Gianetta in Elisir d’amour, Suor Infermiera in Suor Angelica and concert excerpts of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Mimi/Musetta in La Boheme with Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
D’Arne enjoys performing and creating chamber opera and has performed Christmas around the world; the title role in Susanna’s Secret; Bastienna in Bastienne and Bastienna; Geraldine in Hand of Bridge, The Soprano in Murder at the Opera, and two concert series Soprano / Tenor Showdown and The History of Shakespeare through music.
She has also appeared as the Velveteen Rabbit in local Brisbane composer Simon Chan’s musical adaptation of the book, and studio recordings of The Happy Prince and The Might Have Beens.
D’Arne was invited to join Brisbane Chamber Choir for their recording tour in 2014 the CD of which was launched in 2015.
D’Arne produced and performed in the Festival of Music and Song for Council on the Ageing at QPAC Concert Hall.
In 2014-2015 she produced a series of Morning Melody Concerts for regional centres including: Redland Performing Arts Centre, Ipswich Civic Centre, Yeppoon City Council, Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Edmundi, Palmwoods and State Library Auditorium.
In 2007 she sang the National Anthem for 38,000 people live at Suncorp Stadium for the Rugby League which was televised nationally and in 2008 performed the Australian and New Zealand National Anthems for one of the world’s largest sit down dinners for 4,600 in Musgrave park.
She has performed in concert with Operatif around South East Qld and Underground Opera in Rockhampton and Brisbane.
D’Arne performs regularly as a concert soloist, for weddings, anthems, funerals and church services.
She was recently invited to adjudicate the Choral and Vocal sections of the prestigious Mackay Eisteddfod.
D’Arne holds a Graduate Diploma in Voice from The Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.
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