“Barbara Zavros’ soprano soared gloriously over the orchestra, yet was tender and vulnerable in the fourth act” Stage Whispers, La Boheme 2019
“Beautiful and very moving” Classic Melbourne
“Singing that had heart” The Herald Sun
“A distinctive soprano with complex dark overtones” The Herald Sun
Barbara is an Australian soprano who has been performing professionally for ten years both in Australia and internationally. Over her career to date, she has regularly performed as a soloist with Victorian Opera, Opera Australia’s Oz Opera, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with The Seven Sopranos alongside Rhonda Burchmore, and with the Australian International Opera Company. Her work as a singer has led to corporate performances in Australia, Dubai, Italy, the United Kingdom, and she was a soloist on a national opera tour of China in 2015. Barbara performs regularly with the Opera Australia Chorus in the company’s main stage productions at the State Theatre, Melbourne. On the competition circuit, she has won the prestigious 79th Herald Sun Aria, and has been a prize winner in the Australian Singing Competition, the Opera Foundation, German- Australian Opera and Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants.
Barbara completed Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts and Masters of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK under full scholarship. She also attended Lisa Gasteen’s Opera Summer School, which led her to study voice with the world renowned soprano.
In addition to her singing career, Barbara began her musical interests as child, performing saxophone solo with big band on Channel Nine’s Pot of Gold at age eleven. She was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School studying both voice and saxophone, which led to performances at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics, and with the Victorian Youth Marching Band.
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Barbara runs a vocal studio from Reservoir and Doreen, offering singing tuition to students of all ages and skill levels (beginner – advanced/professional). Students learn effective vocal and breathing technique to develop range, projection and resonance. Barbara also teaches interpretation of text, character and context to help you create a convincing performance style. All exam syllabi are taught (AMEB, ANZCA and VCE).