Judith Dodsworth

Melbourne – Australia

Judith Dodsworth is a classical soprano of extraordinary range and versatility, equally at home in the traditional repertoire of opera, chamber music and on the concert platform while also being a champion of new and diverse vocal repertoire through cross-disciplinary performances which explore gesture, primarily through sung, but also through written, spoken and visually illustrated line.

Her performances in 2023 included the Australian premiere of NAARASÄITI by Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen with the AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET, in concerts also including Boulez’s seminal LE MARTEAU SANS MAÎTRE, in the Chamber Landscapes series of the ADELAIDE FESTIVAL.  She returns to the festival’s programme in 2024 for the lead role in the world premiere of Nicholas Lens’ chamber opera, IS THIS THE GATE.

2023 also included the Australian premiere of Jörg Widmann’s SCHWESTER TOD at the UKARIA CULTURAL CENTRE, THE ADVERTISER reviewer saying, … utterly compelling… stunning performance.  She returns to a residency at UKARIA in 2024 to workshop and develop her new song cycle, THE UNKNOWN SWIMMER, with composer Kevin March.

Dodsworth’s other recent performances have included Kevin March’s setting of Sappho poetry, MYTHWEAVER, with pianist Stefan Cassomenos for Melbourne’s METROPOLIS FESTIVAL of new music, their performance featuring in Jennifer Bowen’s ABC documentary MODERN MUSES: THE GREEKS AND NEW MUSICShe has also collaborated with NICA in ECLIPSE, fusing circus with an electronic and improvised operatic score.

She has given performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ MISS DONNITHORNE’S MAGGOT with SYZYGY ENSEMBLE, in internationally released short film installation opera,  A DRONE OPERA with EXPERIMENTA and of Taverner’s TO A CHILD DANCING IN THE WIND in the UTZON CHAMBER SERIES at the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.  She was one of four soloists in the FESTIVAL OF PERTH’s premiere of Cat Hope’s SPEECHLESS, has appeared in OPIUME at the Singapore and Hong Kong festivals and performed roles for VICTORIAN OPERA including Clara in the premiere of Gordon Kerry’s MIDNIGHT SON, the Secretary in Menotti’s THE CONSUL and Greta in METAMORPHOSIS.  For NEUOPER WIEN she appeared as the Herald in the world-premiere season of Axel Seidelmann’s HIOB in Vienna.

Dodsworth is s a graduate of the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY and of the Advanced Performers’ Program of the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, has a masters degree in performance from the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE and studied in Vienna and London, including with legendary new music soprano, Jane Manning.

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