Headshot of Zoe Drummond, Soprano

Zoe Drummond


Australian soprano Zoe Drummond is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, completing a Masters in Music Performance (Opera) with Distinction and a Concert Recital Diploma for exceptional performance. While at the Guildhall Opera School, she performed the roles of Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Despina in Così fan tutte and Susan in A Dinner Engagement. Zoe holds a Bachelor of Music Performance with First Class Honours from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was awarded many prizes for musical and academic
Zoe was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2022/2023, and a John Scott Award recipient. For Scottish Opera, she sang Frasquita Carmen, Novice Suor Angelica, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi
(access), Fiametta The Gondoliers, Phylla Utopia Limited, and covered Despina Cosi fan tutte, Lucy The Telephone, Cunegonde Candide, and Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also
performed in the 2020 Spring Opera Highlights and 2022 Autumn Opera Highlights national tours.

Career Highlights

Zoe made her Opera Australia debut in The Eighth Wonder as principal roles: Clare Goldring, Architects Daughter, and Socialite. Zoe then stepped into the starring role of Giroflé/Girofla in a comedic pastiche operetta: Two Weddings, One Bride. Zoe was applauded for her ‘bright and attractive soprano‘ through seasons at the Sydney Opera House (2017) and at the Arts Centre Melbourne (2019).

Zoe then made her international operatic debut with the ENO in 2019, where she understudied and performed the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute.
She performed Euridice Orfeo (Garsington Opera), Clorinda La Cenerentola (West Green House Opera), Woglinde The RhineGold (Birmingham Opera Company), Noble Orphan/ cover Sophie Der Rosenkavalier (Garsington Opera), Adelaide The Enchanted Pig (Australian Contemporary Opera), and Despina Cosi fan tutte (Waterperry Opera Festival).
Zoe also recently recorded the title role of Juliana with Nova Music and Resonus Classics, and was a soloist in the George Walker Mass with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Zoe is honoured to have won the 2018 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition and the 2016 Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She was a Melba Opera Trust Scholar from 2015-2017, during which she was awarded the Sydney Opera House Opera Award. Zoe was also awarded the 2018 Australian Music Foundation Award, a 2020 Covid Competition grant and the 2019 JSRB Foundation Award from the Joan Sutherland/ Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Competition, and second prize in the 2016 Mietta Song Competition.

Last updated: 1st August 2023