Recently described by critics as “Melbourne’s favourite soprano” and hailed as “a rising star” by Limelight Magazine (July 2016), Australian soprano Lee Abrahmsen is a multi-award winning soprano both on the operatic stage and concert platform.
Lee was recipient of the prestigious Herald Sun Aria, Opera Awards Royal Overseas League Award and the Acclaim Awards first prize. She has performed as soloist in Australia with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Omega Ensemble, Melbourne Opera, Victorian Opera, and internationally at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, St Martin in the Fields in London, in China and Japan.
She has sung over 30 principal roles including Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Australia), Isolde in Tristan und Isolde, Senta in The Flying Dutchman, Die Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, CioCioSan in Madame Butterfly, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mimi in La Bohéme (for Melbourne Opera), and title role in Tosca (Australian Discovery Orchestra).
Recent concert performances include: Recital with Omega Ensemble at Sydney Opera House, Richard Strauss Four Last Songs with Omega Ensemble, Fifth Maid in Strauss Elektra with Sydney Symphony at Sydney Opera House, and the soprano solo in Brahms’ Requiem with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Lee received the Opera Chaser’s Outstanding Female in a Lead Role for Isolde in 2018 and received Greenroom Awards Nominations for Die Marschallin and Valencienne. Lee appeared on Qantas In-Flight Entertainment singing Richard Strauss Four Last Songs with Omega Ensemble and sang the National Anthem at the Ashes Cricket Tests in Sydney and Melbourne.
Lee has been nominated for the prestigious 2020 Green Room award.