Samanta has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tuition of Stephen Yalouris. She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera Performance), also at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Samanta has gained extensive operatic stage experience since her orchestral debut in 2015 as Angelina in Rockdale Opera’s Trial By Jury. She has performed the principal roles of Despina (Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte), Lucy (Menotti: The Telephone), Mary Crawford (Jonathan Dove: Mansfield Park, Australian premiere), Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan, Patience), Zerlina (Mozart: Don Giovanni) and Blondchen (Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail) working with Operantics, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Sydney, Rockdale Opera, Opera Hunter, Opera Bites, and the Penrith Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Paul Terracini. Most recently, Samanta has been highly praised for her portrayal of Calisto in Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Early Music Ensemble, conducted by Neal Perez da Costa.
Samanta looks forward to making two more role debuts in Oct-Nov 2017: Pamina in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Die Zauberflöte, and Belina in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Macquarie Singers.
Samanta Lestavel - Soprano