Celeste is a highly trained and experienced singing teacher, with four music degrees from Sydney and Vienna. She is also an in demand performer which allows her to bring an extensive insight to students within the performing arts- be it opera, jazz, music theatre, pop, folk or blues.
Celeste is an experienced opera singer and classical artist, singing in concerts throughout Europe, Asia and Australia and as a Principal Operatic Artist with the Hessiches Staatstheater (The State Theater) of Wiesbaden, Germany.
Celeste has completed her Masters of Opera in Vienna at the renowned Private Conservatorium. She has also completed a Bachelor of Music Studies, an Advanced Diploma of Opera and a Post Graduate (Diploma of Music- Opera) at the Sydney Conservatorium, and has supplemented her education with language study in Florence and Vienna.
Her operatic roles in Europe include Marcellina (Le Nozze Di Figaro), Emilia (Otello), Meg Page (Falstaff), 3rd Maid (Elektra), Kate Pinkerton and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Innkeeper (Boris Godunov), Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart), La Voix, and Muse/Nicklausse in Les Contes de Hoffmann (Offenbach), Mother Goose, The Rake’s Progress, (Stravinsky)and notably as Charlotte (Die Soldaten).
She has been invited to sing recitals at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Giessen Musik Festival, Schloss Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen and Kammer Musik Wiesbaden.
Celeste has been often asked to perform modern music, including two lead roles in operas at the annual Vienna Modern Festival (Wien Modern): Maria, Azrael by Dirk D’Ase and the Schlange, Edenarabeske by Wolfgang Liebhardt, Wien Modern Jahresfest (Anuual Fesitval of Modern Vienna)
Celeste has also been a concert soloist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Residence Orchestra, as well as the Theatre Muth and the Mozart House in Vienna.
Concert engagements as a soloist include: F minor Mass, Brückner, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Esplenade Hall Final Movement Beethoven Symphony No.9, Theatre Muth, Vienna, Mozart Operatic Scenes Concert, Mozart House, Vienna , Final Movement Beethoven Symphony No.9. , Poppea, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Montiverdi , Recording of Schubert’s Staendchen with Sydney Male Choir- ABC Recorded and Broadcast, Soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Angel Place and other venues , Mozart Requiem, Requiem and Handel Coronation Anthem “My Heart Is Inditing’. Soloist for the Sydney Symphony Education Program (Sinfonietta conducted by Richard Gill OAM) . Soloist Vivaldi’s Gloria for Richard Gill OAM, , An Armed Man- A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins, conducted by Sarah Penika-Smith; Soloist, Messiah for National Trust Heritage Festival Program conducted by Dr Paul Paviour; soloist Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Vespers and the Haydn Nelson Mass conducted by Luke Gilmour/Jodie Spooner; Queen Jezebel, Mendelssohn’s Elijah Conducted by Neil McEwan , Soloist Bach Cantata No. 21 “ Ich Hatte Viel Bekummernis”, Early Music Ensemble conducted by Neal Peres Da Costa.
In previous years Celeste has been a winner or finalist in both international and major national singing competitions including the German Australia Opera Grant, The Sydney City Eisteddfods, Mathy Singing Competition and Opera Foundation Awards.
Pre-Schooler Teaching, School Instrumental Teaching
Qualifications and Experience
Masters of Opera (Vienna Conservatorium, Austria)Post Graduate Diploma of Opera (Sydney Conservatorium), Advanced Diploma of Opera (Sydney Conservatorium), Bachelor Of Music Studies (Sydney Conservatorium)