The Rotary Club of Woy Woy and its Sponsors are very proud to present our artists for the 2024 Opera in the Arboretum:

Sophie Salvesani, Soprano

Sophie Salvesani is a young, upcoming Australia soprano who made her operatic and role debut as Violetta in Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata at the Sydney Opera House, performing four shows throughout July of 2022.

Shikara Ringdahl, Mezo-soprano

Australian mezzo-soprano Shikara Ringdahl made her professional debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures Op. 37 under the baton of Benjamin Northey, and became the first vocalist invited by SSO to tour in their 80 years of regional touring.

Diego Torre, Tenor 

Diego Torre is a graduate of the Domingo’s - Thornton Young Artist's program from LA Opera at Los Angeles, where he made his company debut as Don José in Carmen. Since then, he has performed in 5 of the 7 continents of the world and continues to impress audiences with his unique, powerful and flexible tenor voice. 

José Carbó, Baritone

Praised for his smooth, powerful voice, thrilling top notes and magnetic stage presence, José Carbó has performed in the leading houses of the world including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Seattle Opera and Opera Australia.

Esther Maria, Harpist

Esther is a classically trained harpist. She holds a Bachelor of Music in harp performance and is a multi-faceted creative who have a passion for exploring a range of musical styles. She has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra, the National Capital Orchestra, and the Seven Harp Ensemble. 

Kate Johnson, Pianist

Kate has worked extensively in Australia and internationally with some of Australia’s finest singers. She has worked and performed with companies including Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Chamber Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, and The Song Company.