Ashlee Woodgate made her debut as Violetta Valery in “La Traviata” with Opera Hunter in July 2021. In 2019, she starred in the role of Nedda with Outlaw Opera's preview performance of “Pagliacci” with the Stardust Circus. This was after featuring as Lucia Di Lammermoor in the title role with Outlaw Opera, having just received rave reviews as Musetta in “La Bohème” with the Central Coast Opera (2018), fresh off performances of both Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with Opera Hunter (2016-2017).
Ashlee was engaged as First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte” 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.
While at The 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”. While at Newcastle Conservatorium, she sang Fiordiligi in “Cosi fan Tutti” and Dido in “Dido” and “Aeneas” and “Night The Fairy Quee”n with The Macquarie Singers.
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”. She also appeared as soprano soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashlee has featured as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah at Sydney Town Hall for repeat engagements.
Ashlee completed a Masters of Music (Performance Teaching) at The University of Melbourne and holds a Masters of Music Studies degree (Opera Performance) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2017), a Bachelor of Music at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music having graduated with Distinction (2015), and where she also received her Associate Diploma in classical voice.