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" Natasha Gesto was the unequivocal star of the show...Her Singing was warm, consistent and very beautiful...Her command of the stage was impressive, as she showed us everything from her fear of Canio through to her love of Silvio, and made us laugh ... [with] Beppe "

—  ClassikON, Pagliacci, 2023

Natasha Gesto is a Uruguayan-Australian soprano who combines effortless storytelling with an electrifying stage presence, described as having a “sumptuously gifted voice,” by Dr Graham Johnson OBE. Her craft has taken form in her musical involvement across Australia and Europe in both an operatic principal and concert soloist.  

 

The roles that Natasha has performed include Nedda (Pagliacci, The CoOperative, 2023), La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro, Prague Summer Nights Festival, 2022), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte, Sydney Conservatorium, 2022, cover – performed), Dame Nellie Melba (Percy – The Opera, Sydney Conservatorium, 2022) and Francesca – The Fox (Pinnochio, Musgrove Opera, toured across NSW 2018-2019). Her most recent soloist concert repertoire includes Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms conducted by Dr. Carlos Alvarado, Haydn’s Nelson Mass conducted by Omid Zadeh, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir and Mozart’s Requiem in D minor Sydney Consevatorium of Music Choir. Natasha was also selected as a Young Star of Australian Opera for the nationally televised Carols in the Domain in Sydney.

 

Natasha is a proud recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where she has commenced her Master of Music: Voice in August of this year with her full tuition and living expenses covered.

 

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Music in classical voice (2021) and a Graduate Diploma in Opera Performance (2022) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia; during which she received numerous scholarships including the Greenberg-Gurney-Jensen scholarship (2022), the Henderson Traveller’s scholarship (2022) and the Helen Myers scholarship (2018).

 

Most recently Natasha competed as a semi-finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship; one of Australia’s most distinguished operatic competitions. 

EDUCATION

2023-2025

Master of Music (Voice)

The Julliard School of Music

2022

Graduate Diploma of Music Studies (Opera Performance)

Sydney Conservatorium

2018-2021

Bachelor of Music (Performance)
Sydney Conservatorium

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

2023-2025

The Kovner Fellowship

The Julliard School of Music

2023

Opera Scholarship Semi-Finalist 35 & Under

Sydney Eisteddfod

2022

Greenburg Gurney Jensen Scholarship

Sydney Conservatorium

2023-2025

Henderson Traveller's Scholarship

Sydney Conservatorium

2018

Helen Myers Scholarship

Sydney Conservatorium

MASTERCLASSES

2022

Graham Pushee Masterclass

Sydney Conservatorium

2021

Dr. Graham Johnson OBE Masterclass

Sydney Conservatorium

2021

Amir Farid Masterclass

Musica Viva

TELEVISION

2022

Young Star of Australian Opera | Carols in the Domain

Patrick Togher

RECENT PERFORMANCES

2024

Later That Same Evening | Ruth Baldwin (cover)​

The Juilliard School

2023

Nedda | Pagliacci  | Ruggero Leoncavallo

The CoOperative

2022

Pamina | Die Zauberflöte  | W.A. Mozart​

Cover Performed, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

2022

La Contessa | Le nozze di Figaro | W.A. Mozart​

Prague Summer Nights Festival

2022

Dame Nellie Melba | Percy – The Opera | John Matthews & Margery Smith

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

SOLIST WORK

2024

Wednesdays at One | Alice Tully Hall

The Juilliard School

2024

Maestro Pierre Vallet Liederabend

The Juilliard School

2023

Ein Deutches Requiem | Brahms​

Manly-Warringah Choir and Orchestra

2022

The Armed Man | Karl Jenkins

Manly-Warringah Choir and Orchestra

2022

Nelson Mass | Haydn

Eastern Sydney Chamber Choir and Orchestra

2021

Gloria | Poulenc

Sydney Conservatorium

2020

Requiem in D minor | W.A. Mozart

Sydney Conservatorium

2019

Athalia | Handel

Concordia Ensemble

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