Curriculum Vitae 

Penny Shaw MA(Oxon) Coloratura Soprano

DOB; 1970 

ROLES Adina L’Elisir D’Amore 2009 West Australian Opera (cover); Countess La Nozze di Figaro 2008 Yellow Glass Opera, Musetta La Boheme; 2007 West Australian Opera (cover),  Violetta La Traviata 2006 West Australian Opera (cover); 1996 Travelling Opera Dolly Annie get your gun 2006 Peach Productions Olga The Merry Widow 2001 West Australian Opera; Queen Catherine Nostradamus 2000 West Australian Opera; Carlotta The Phantom of the Opera 1998-9 Cameron Mackintosh; Lelia The Pearl Fishers (cover) 1996-7 English Touring Opera;  Violetta La Traviata 1996 Travelling Opera; Donna Anna Don Giovanni 1995-6 Travelling Opera; Rosina The Barber of Seville 1995-6 Travelling Opera; Micaela Carmen 1994 Travelling Opera;  Pamina The Magic Flute 1995 European Chamber Opera;  First Lady The Magic Flute 1994-5 Travelling Opera  Frasquita Carmen 1994 Travelling Opera;  Suzanna Suzanna’s Secret 1995 In Camera Chamber Opera;  Papagena The Magic Flute 1993 European Chamber Opera; Inez Il Trovatore 1992 European Chamber Opera.

EDUCATION   1989-1992 University of Oxford: degree, Human Sciences, grade 2.1. Lady Margaret Hall. MA(oxon) 2010 1994: Physical Theatre course, Annabel Arden, Theatre du Complicite 1993, 1995 Italian, Centro di lingua e cultura Italiana, Florence. 1992 – 1998 Voice training; Ian Baar, Russell Smythe, Philip Dogan, Molly McGurk, Patricia Price. Current singing teacher Anthea Moller. 

RECORDINGS/TV/FILM 2011 Frau K, The Soloists, Hold your Horses; 1992 Inez – Il Trovatore, European Chamber Opera 1999 Innocenti – 1 Giant Leap, Island Records 1996 Drifting Away – Reverence, Faithless Film: 1997 Shaker in Hell for Leather. Winner Best Film, Nevers 1998, winner Best Director, Venome 1998, official selection Sundance 1999 Television: 2004- Jelly Jym, (voice-over) Donna the Diva Snail. Children’s TV. Peter’s Ice Cream advertisement 2006 Jaden Spa advert 2005 1995 Guys and Dolls and D-Wing, Granada Television filmed in Wandsworth  

RECITALS AND CONCERTS 2011, Divalicious- Opera Rocks! The Fremantle Festival; 2008 soprano solo in Verdi's Requiem Mass, UWA; 2003 and 2004 Soprano soloist in the Vienna Pops New Year’s Eve Concert at Perth Concert Hall  2006 Soloist at Il Divo concert Kings Park, Perth Numerous recitals of both opera and leider, venues including The Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford; Ardingly College, UK; Banqueting House, London; The Drill Hall, London; Whitehall, London; WA Leider Society, Perth; His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth; Cottesloe Civic Centre, Perth; Kings Park, Perth; Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA; Bunbury Performing Arts Centre; Denmark WA; The Messiah Handel 1997, 2006 Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Beethoven 2009; Stabat Mater Rossini 1992;  Requiem Mass Mozart 1998; Mass in C-minor Mozart 1995;  Petite Messe Solennelle Rossini 1990, 1996; Christmas Oratorio Bach 2003; Gloria Poulenc 1998;  Nelson Mass Haydn 1993.


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