Award winning Australian soprano Lorina Gore completed her postgraduate voice studies at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the National Opera Studio in London. She has won numerous prestigious opera awards, including two Helpmann Awards (2017 and 2018), a Green Room Award (2018), the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship (AOAC), the Opera Awards (Music & Opera Singers Trust), Robert & Betty Saltzer Prize (Opera Foundation Australia), Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship (Opera Foundation), 2nd prize in the Herald-Sun Aria (2002 and 2004), the Lady Galleghan Scholarship for Voice, the Frank and Viola Tait Scholarship, and first place in the Australian National Aria Competition.
Lorina joined Opera Australia as a principal artist in 2008 and has since performed many roles for the company including: Violetta (La Traviata), Marie (Wozzeck), Leïla (Les pêcheurs de perles), Amina (La sonnambula), Musetta (La Bohème), Queen of Night (Die Zauberflöte), Die Fiakermilli (Arabella), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Honey B (Bliss; in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Marzelline (Fidelio), Woglinde (Der Ring des Nibelungen), and also Pip (Moby-Dick) for the State Opera of South Australia, for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination. In 2017, Lorina won a Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for her role as Roxana in Opera Australia’s King Roger. In 2018, Lorina performed the role of Ophelia in Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival to critical acclaim, for which she was awarded her second Helpmann Award.
Her international operatic roles include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for Iford Arts, Die Fiakermilli (Arabella) for Garsington Opera, Giulia (La Scala di Seta) for Independent Opera, Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Agilea (Teseo) and Sandrina (L'infedeltà delusa) for English Touring Opera, performances of Norina (Don Pasquale) and Violetta (La Traviata) for New Zealand Opera, and she appeared as Musetta (La Boheme) at Hanoi Opera Theatre Vietnam.
In concert, Lorina has appeared as soloist with the Sydney Philharmonia, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Salon Ensemble, Opera North, WNO, Collegium Musicum Choir, Melbourne Bach Choir and the Sydney, Darwin, Canberra, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
Recordings include: A Toast to Melba and also Johann Strauss: Waltzes and Arias with Marko Letonja and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for ABC Classics, highlights from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Yvonne Kenny, Bliss with Opera Australia, and Handel's Rodelinda conducted by Maestro Richard Bonynge.