Casselle Bonollo

Casselle Bonollo has been singing and playing piano since childhood and has studied classical singing privately in Australia, The Netherlands and Italy.  She completed three years of a Bachelor of Music Performance in Classical Voice at the University of Melbourne Conservatoriam before transferring to the Victorian College of the Arts where she completed her degree with First Class Honours in 2009.  Whilst studying, Casselle received various awards and scholarships, performed as the soprano soloist in Dvořák’s ‘Te Deum’ with the University of Melbourne Orchestra at the Melbourne Town Hall, appeared as Molly Brazen in OzOpera’s production of ‘The Begger’s Opera’ and ‘Nellie’ in Nova’s production of Jekyll and Hyde.  She was also the soprano soloist in Debussy’s ‘Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian’, the first soprano in Bach’s motet ‘Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied’ and sang the role of the ‘First Lady’ in Mozart’s ’The Magic Flute’, which was broadcast live on ABC Classic FM national radio.  Casselle has previously appeared with Melbourne Opera in the chorus of their production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Cavallaria Rusticana, covering the role of Lola in the same production.  This year she performed with the Victorian Opera Chorus in their concert ‘Viva Verdi’ and was a chorus member in their production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic flute’.  Casselle is currently studying singing with Anna Connolly and also teaches voice and piano from her home studio in Brunswick.