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Ali McGregor completed a bachelor of music and post-graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK. As a principal soprano for Opera Australia from 2001 she performed such roles as her Green Room award winning Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Phyllis (Iolanthe), Zerlina, Marzellina (Fidelio), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Plaintiff (Trial By Jury), Pousette (Manon), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Ninetta (Love of Three Oranges) and Papagena (The Magic Flute). Her international roles include Venus in Cesti’s Il Pomo d’Oro for the Batignano Opera Festival, Italy; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for NZ Opera; Fennimore (Kurt Weill’s The Silverlake) and Polly Peachum in Jonothan Miller’s production of The Beggar’s Opera for Broomhill Opera at Wilton Music Hall, London. She also played Polly/Grace in Max Stafford Clark’s ‘The Convict’s Opera’ for Sydney Theatre Company.
Her Cabaret work includes the worldwide hit show ‘La Clique, A Sideshow Burlesque’ and her own show ‘The Opera Burlesque’ at the Famous Spiegeltent in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals. ‘Jazz Cigarette’, her latest solo show has played to packed houses around the world and will tour Australia in May 2011.
Comedy - “Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night” has become a cult favourite at Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. She has performed with her Omnichord everywhere from New Zealand television to London’s West End.
Television work includes presenting ‘La Traviata - Live in Paris’ for Channel 4 UK in 2000. For the ABC she has appeared on ‘My Favourite Album’ and is a regular panel member of ‘Spicks and Specks’.