Simone Easthope
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Simone Easthope
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Soprano

Simone Easthope, a soprano from New South Wales, Australia, is a second-year Master of Music degree student at the Juilliard School in New York. She studies with Edith Wiens. She is the recipient of the Higley Scholarship, the Opera Foundation of Australia’s Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship (2010), and the Kia-Ora Music Grant (2003-2006), and recently won third prize in the International Robert Schumann Competition, held in Zwickau every four years. In February she performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling, with the Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. She was a participant in the inaugural Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, in Neumarkt, Germany, where she performed in an Opera Aria Recital and Liederabend on National Bavarian Radio. Ms. Easthope’s opera roles include Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, Therese/Tirésias in Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc, Angelique in Angelique by Jacques Ibert and Despina in Così fan Tutte.

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