Samanta participated in numerous choirs, classical workshops and Opera Bootcamps throughout her high school years. Upon completing her HSC, she was accepted into a Bachelor of Music (Performance)/Bachelor of Laws degree at the Australian National University in Canberra and continued to hone her skills and sing prolifically in a variety of settings. During this time, Samanta also travelled to Berlin, and over a six month period benefited from further training with a number of European voice instructors, including Barbara Bonney and Raymon Connell.
In 2014, Samanta transferred into a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree in classical voice at the Sydney Conservatorium, where she currently studies with Stephen Yalouris. Samanta is excited to make her orchestral debut this year as the Plaintiff (Angelina) in Rockdale Opera’s Trial by Jury. Samanta made her operatic debut as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte in 2015.
Samanta Lestavel - Soprano