Ellena Hicks – Mezzo Soprano

Congratulations go to former ORG vocal student, Ellena Hicks, who was recently awarded the Royal Northern College of Music Award, and the Pasqualina Lipari prize at the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition.
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Ellena is currently studying a Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) with Dr. Rowena Cowley. In 2023, she will make her role debut as Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea. She has performed the roles of Secrecy, Mopsa and Summer in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen. She was a finalist in the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition where she was awarded the Royal Northern College of Music Award and Pasqualina Lipari Prize. Her solo performances include Leonard Bernstein’s song cycle I Hate Music with the Orange Youth Orchestra and an excerpt from Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo in the Spanish Music Festival Encuentros Espanoles 2022. She has been excited to returned home to Orange to perform as the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with the Orange Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with Allegri Singers and Orange Regional Conservatorium. She has also performed as an alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Sydney Conservatorium Big Choir and Handel’s Messiah with Radio Community Chest in Sydney’s Town Hall.

Congratulations go to former ORG vocal student, Ellena Hicks, who was recently awarded the Royal Northern College of Music Award, and the Pasqualina Lipari prize at the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition.

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