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Management: Australasia and Non-Exclusive Asia
The Princess and the Pea , Victorian Opera
“…Young soprano Olivia Cranwell was perfectly cast as the Princess, singing the role beautifully and maintaining an adorable presence on stage.”
Simon Parris: Man in Chair, March 26 2017
“…Olivia Cranwell’s bright and burnished soprano was delightful, and she delivered her transformation to triumphant royal fiancée with excellent comedic timing”.
Alex Armstrong, Stage Whispers, March 2017
The Marriage of Figaro – Regional Tour, Opera Australia
“…Olivia Cranwell brings a polished presence and a lovely clear, pure soprano as the Countess. Lit in a chilly evening blue, Cranwell’s heartfelt performance of reflective aria “Where are they, the beautiful moments” is the most affecting moment of the evening”.
Simon Parris, Man in Chair, July 16, 2016
Victorian Opera, Gala Concert
“…and soloist Olivia Cranwell's vocal talents shone in Mascagni's Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana”.
Joel Carnegie, Herald Sun, February 2013
More Than Opera, The Ring.Animated
“..The musicians and singers all perform excellently, especially the dynamic Olivia Cranwell, a powerful soprano”.
Katherine Gale, The Hub, February 2012
Olivia Cranwell is a graduate of the Master of Music (Opera Performance) program, run by Victorian Opera in partnership with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009, and her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2010, winning the Friends of the VCA Grace Durling Award in her second year of study. Olivia attended the inaugural Lisa Gasteen Opera Summer School in 2011.
Most recently for Opera Australia, Olivia performed the role of Ortlinde in Die Wälkure in The Melbourne Ring Cycle and the roles of Countess and Bridesmaid/Coro in the Regional Tour of The Marriage of Figaro, as well as covering the role of Mimi in La Boheme. She also appeared as the Princess in The Princess and the Pea, Mother in Hansel und Gretel and at Murray River International Music Festival in Mildura, all for Victorian Opera.
In 2018, Olivia’s engagements include the roles of Queen/Lady/Papagena in Opera Australia’s NSW schools tour of The Magic Flute, Opera By The Lakes with Gippsland Opera, a concert performance in the title role of Madama Butterfly for the City of Stonnington, and a performance at the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields.
Olivia made her operatic debut with Victorian Opera playing the role of Gossip in Angelique, and since then she has performed as soloist in the Gala Concerts in 2012 and 2013 and the Proms Concert Games of Love and Chance, as well as the roles of Rapunzel in Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, Watkin Wombat/Rooster (The Magic Pudding), Celeste 1 & Waitress (Sunday in the Park with George), Puss (Puss in Boots), Queen Clementine (Sleeping Beauty), Clorinda (Cenerentola), soloist (Assembly), Robber Girl (Snow Queen) and God (Noye’s Fludde). Covered roles include Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Sesto (Julius Caesar) and Popova (The Bear) all for Victorian Opera.
She was a guest soloist in a Gala Concert with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and a tour of Ring.Wagner.Animated with More Than Opera; she has also sung the title role in Carmen for In Good Company; Papagena in The Magic Flute with VCA Symphony Orchestra; The Plaintiff/Angelina in Trial by Jury and Hebe in HMS Pinafore for Savoy Opera Company; Young Woman in the world premiere of Pecan Summer, Hansel and Mother/Witch/Sand Fairy for Opera Australia’s Schools Tour of Hansel and Gretel and covered the roles of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly and Countess in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia.
Olivia’s notable achievements include receiving the 2018 AOAC E Chang and E & K Ong Opera Scholarship Award, runner-up in the Herald Sun Arias 2017, and at the 2014 Italian Opera Foundation Awards, winner of the 2011 South Eastern Arts Festival Aria and semi-finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition (winner of the Victorian Opera prize).
Olivia is also a graduate of NIDA’s Young Actor’s Studio where she appeared as Clytemnestra in The Greek Tragedies at Chapel off Chapel.
Olivia Cranwell is managed by Graham Pushee: email@example.com
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