Regarded as one of the leading voices of her generation, Tarita Botsman made her professional operatic debut at 22 for Opera Queensland in the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute.
Spanning a diverse repertoire, Tarita’s operatic highlights have included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Susanna/Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Melanthò in Penelope, Frasquita in Carmen, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Musetta in La Bohéme, Gretel and The Dew Fairy in Hansel und Gretel, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Oksana in Tcherevichki, The Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Ännchen in Der Freischütz.
A frequent concert performer, Tarita’s repertoire encompasses a vast range and have included, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St Mathew Passion, Mozart’s Reqiuem, Faure’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Tarita has appeared as soprano soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and internationally with the London Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Symphony Orchestra.
A multi-faceted artist, Tarita starred alongside Robyn Nevin in Sydney Theatre Company’s Masterclass, based on the life story of Maria Callas. Her outstanding performance brought invitations to perform the same role with all the major state theatre companies throughout Australia.
Tarita made her European recital debut at Teatro il Tempietto in Rome which has since seen her receive invitations to perform solo recitals in France, UK, Italy, Pacific Islands, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
An alumna of the Queensland Conservatorium (Bachelor of Music, Hons and Graduate Diploma in Opera Performance) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Opera Course), Tarita studied in Italy under the tuition of renowned soprano, Margaret Baker Genovesi. She was also invited to coach with the Head of Music at the Munich State Opera in Germany.
An experienced recitalist Tarita’s repertoire spans four centuries of song, special interest include Italian song from the 19th century and lost and forgotten rare songs.
Tarita Botsman has garnered awards including the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, Goethe Institute Award, Dante Alighieri Language Scholarship, Queen’s Trust Award and was a finalist in both the Veronica Dunne International Opera Competition and Robert Stolz Competition. For her contribution to opera in Australia, Tarita was honoured to be the winner of the Young Australian of the Year and Young Queenslander of the Year Awards.
In 2005 as the mother of two small children and needing to travel less, Tarita turned her talent to creating The 7 Sopranos. An overnight success, The 7 Sopranos have been consistently in demand performing opera worldwide to an elite clientele including Gucci Australia, Paspaley Pearls, Cartier, Rolex, Mercedes Benz, Maserati and many others.
Her 2014 album Treasures was launched in France and since then Tarita has produced two albums with The 7 Sopranos, including most recently, Songs from Stage and Screen. Their first self-titled album, The 7 Sopranos was released through ABC Classics.
Tarita Botsman maintains her performance career as a soloist artist performing at events worldwide and will be returning to Australian solo recitals in 2017.