Melbourne-born Natalie Christie Peluso captivates audiences and critics alike with her dynamic, effervescent stage presence and an inviting lyric soprano voice that has been described by London critics as “full of youthful, delicious beauty” and “electrifying freshness.”
Natalie's 2018 engagements include Hanna in Lehar's The Merry Widow and Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, both for Opera Queensland, and Niece 2/Ellen Cover Peter Grimes, for Brisbane Festival/Opera Queensland.
A favourite at Welsh National Opera, her roles included Sr Constance The Carmelites, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Gilda Rigoletto, Eurydice Orphée et Eurydice, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Adina L’elisir d’amore, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Despina Cosi Fan Tutte, Adele Die Fledermaus, and Marzelline Leonora.
At 26 years of age she debuted at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Zerlina Don Giovanni with Sir Charles Mackerras; other appearances include the Soprano in Bach’s St. John Passion with English National Opera directed by Deborah Warner; and her hugely acclaimed Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Australia.
Concert appearances include Handel’s Jephtha with RIAS Berlin and Marcus Creed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Soprano 1 Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Oslo Baroque, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Couperin’s Leçons des Tenebres at the 1998 Aldeburgh Festival with Skip Sempé and Capriccio Stravagante. She has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, Batignano Festival in Italy, Aldeburgh Festival, St Martin in the Field’s and Windsor Castle in the Presence of HRH Prince Charles. She has recorded for BBC Radio Two and Three, RTE Ireland and the ABC, and her numerous accolades include winning the Australian Singing Competition’s Marianne Mathy Award and Grand Finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
Recent engagements include both Ottavia/Drusilla in Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea with Pinchgut Opera, Bach's B Minor Mass conducted by Stephen Layton, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 conducted by Simone Young and Handel’s Messiah with Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Rose Maybud Ruddigore, Adele Die Fledermaus Opera Queensland; Four Last Songs Strauss, Pieces of 9/11 by Jake Heggy and Bach's Cantata 32 for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music; Rachmaninov's The Bells, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems Brisbane Chorale; Soprano 1 Mozart's Mass in C Minor Victoria Chorale; Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with Camerata of St. John's.
May 2018 / 382 words. Not to be altered without permission. Please destroy all previous biographical material.