Bryony Dwyer joins us again as our soprano soloist for Messiah.
Bryony has been busy since her last concert with us, winning the prestigious 2011 Sydney Eisteddfod’s Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship.
She has also performed the role of Emmeline in Purcell’s King Arthur and Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera for the Sydney Conservatorium and The Fox in Janaček’s The Cunning Little Vixen for Sydney Chamber Opera.
We know she is a fabulous singer with a great career ahead of her, so why did Able Seaman Bryony Dwyer join the Navy?
As a reserve member of the RAN Band, Bryony can be sent to sea (as a musician) – she has had a couple of last minute cancellations, and sounds a little disappointed to have missed out.
Her work with the Royal Australian Navy Band is mainly ceremonial, performing for occasions of remembrance or for visiting dignitaries. She flies off on short trips around Australia and overseas, including singing the Australian National Anthem at the Dawn Service and the Lone Pine Service on ANZAC Day at Gallipoli in 2010. And what does she sing? “A lot of national anthems, not just our own”.
Her next career goal is to gain experience from singing in Europe. She is aiming for Germany or Austria, which both welcome Australian opera singers and are countries that she loves. She is currently saving hard to launch this next step in her career. We wish her well, but with mixed feelings, hoping that she can continue to perform with us for many more concerts yet before she sails away.
We are pleased to welcome back Bryony Dwyer as soprano soloist for our December performance of Messiah.
Handel’s Messiah, Cardinal Cerretti Chapel, Manly
7:30pm Saturday December 3rd Click here for Saturday Tickets