Natalie Christie Peluso, soprano
Winner of the Australian Singing Competition’s Marianne Mathy Award and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Grand Finalist, Natalie graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made her debut as Musetta La Bohême for British Youth Opera. She was Principal Soprano at Welsh National Opera for five years, performing 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.
Other highlights include Zerlina Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras; the Soprano Soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with English National Opera ; and her hugely acclaimed appearances as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Australia.
Concert appearances include Handel’s Jephtha with RIAS Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Oslo Baroque, Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Couperin’s Leçons des Tenebres at the 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.
Recent engagements include Soloist Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young, Adele Die Fledermaus for Opera Queensland and Rachmaninov's The Bells with Brisbane Chorale. Future engagements include Handel’s Messiah and Bach's B Minor Mass with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Fauré Requiem and Duruflé Requiem with the Brisbane Chorale, and Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with Camerata of St. John's.
Natalie will sing the roles of Ottavia and Drusilla in our production of Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea in 2017.