Australian soprano, Ashlee Woodgate recently starred in the role of Nedda with Outlaw Opera's preview performance of “Pagliacci” with the Stardust Circus.
December 2018, she featured as “Lucia Di Lammermoor” in the titular role with Outlaw Opera, having just received rave reviews as Musetta in “La Bohème” with the Central Coast Opera (2018) and fresh off performances of both Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with Opera Hunter (2016-2017).
While at Sydney Conservatorium Opera School, she sang Despina in “Cosi fan Tutte”, Herald of Dawn in “The Fairy Queen” as well as the role of Calisto in “La Calisto” and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte respectively. While at Newcastle Conservatorium, she also sang Fiordiligi in “Cosi fan Tutte” and Dido in “Dido and Aeneas” and Night in “The Fairy Queen” with the Macquarie Singers.
Ashlee was engaged as First Lady in “Die Zauberflöt” making her Carnegie Hall debut with the Manhattan Opera Studio in NYC, where she also made her debut at the National Opera Center in 2018.
2017 offered this young singer an internship with Opera Australia for their production of “Tosca”, as well as a position covering baroque specialist Miriam Allan in a performance of “Haydn’s Creation”. Ashlee also appeared as soprano soloist in Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. She has featured as the soprano soloist in Handel's “Messiah” at Sydney Town Hall for repeated engagements.