Sydney-born international soprano Roberta Diamond is to feature in a special concert of Sephardic and other music from the Spanish ‘Golden Age’ in a Valentine’s Day online special with a token $1 ticket price!
Presented by The Song Company, Australia’s premier art music vocal ensemble, as part of their regular Voyages in Music series – Esperar, Sentir, Morir explores the music of the Iberian peninsula and its influence throughout Europe. Traditional melodies from the Sephardic diaspora are intertwined with theatre music from the Spanish Golden Age and popular compositions that traveled around the world! She is joined by harpist Hannah Lane. The online concert is co-presented with Jewish Arts.
Roberta is a Principal Artist of The Song Company and made her company debut in 2018 with True Love Story. She will also perform in The Song Company’s March Dances of Passion concerts in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong. She is presently in Sydney between studying at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Gerd Türk. A long-time North Shore Temple Emanuel member and guest artist, Roberta specialises in the interpretation of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. Roberta has appeared at numerous festivals including the Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerpen, the Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, the Goan Festival of Sacred Music in India and the International Festival of Baroque Music in Bolivia. She has performed with Pinchgut Opera, La Cetra Barockorchester, Voces8, i Profeti della Quinta and the Academy of Ancient Music. Roberta also sings regularly with Emma Kirkby’s ensemble for lutes and voices, Dowland Works and is a founding member of the renaissance mixed consort, Lux Musicae London. She enjoys collaborating with folk musicians from all over the world in cross-cultural projects and especially enjoys singing in Arabic and Spanish, which she studied at university. Roberta is a Principal Artist of The Song Company and made her company debut in 2018 with True Love Story.