As graduate of The University of Melbourne’s music program, Louise Dorsman was the recipient of the HA Owen Award and she later attended the Victorian College of the Arts as a member of the Opera Program.
Louise performs in a wide range of musical styles – including opera, oratorio, musical theatre and art song. She was a finalist in the 2008 National Liederfest and, in 2013 and 2014, gained a position in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.
She has worked extensively with Opera Queensland in their schools programs – appearing as Hansel in Hansel & Gretel and Jefferson in Space Encounters. As well as being a member of the chorus for Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera, Louise was a featured soloist in the concert production Strike up the Chorus! and recently understudied Annina in La Traviata in 2015.
Since 2010, Louise is also a member of the Opera Queensland Open Stage team and tours extensively within the Opera Queensland Education program.
Louise’s solo concert repertoire includes Mahler’s Second symphony (Brisbane Symphony Orchestra), Handel’s Messiah and Jephtha (Melbourne University Chorale), Beethoven’s Mass in C Major (Bendigo Chorale) and Haydn’s The Creation and Mozart’s Requiem (Alexandra Chorale). She also performed the role of Irene in Handel’s Theodora (Alexandra Chorale).
Louise is an ongoing member of the Underground Opera Company and undertakes extensive touring nationally. She was recently featured in the Westend to Broadway reservoir concert series.
Louise also appeared in the inaugural Brisbane Baroque Festival 2015 and performed the role of the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, led by Brisbane Baroque’s musical director, Erin Helyard.
This year Louise performed the role of Madam Flora in the Republic of song’s production of The Medium .
Louise made her debut with Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and continues with this collaboration both in Brisbane and touring regionally with the Orchestra.