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Possessing a ‘beautiful, lush and powerful’ lyric soprano, Lee Abrahmsen is one of Australia’s rising stars of opera.

In 2013 Lee made her debut recital at the famous music venue St Martin in the Fields in London; and at the Edinburgh International Festival singing in the award-winning Royal Overseas League Concert Series.

Lee has won numerous operatic awards including Australia's most prestigious operatic prize the 86th Annual Herald Sun Aria, the 2013 Acclaim Awards Italian Fellowship Award, 2012 Opera Awards Royal Over-Seas League Music Bursary (Australian Singing Competition), the 2012 Melbourne Welsh Male Choir Singer of the Year Competition and the Austral Salon National Scholarship. In 2012 Lee was nominated for a Green Room Award for her performance as Valencienne in Lehar’s Merry Widow for Melbourne Opera.
She has also appeared as a finalist in the Herald Sun Aria, Covent Garden National Studio Scholarship, German Operatic Award and the Australian Youth Aria.

Operatic roles include Marguerite Faust, CioCioSan Madama Butterfly, Mimi La Bohème, Micaëla Carmen, Valencienne The Merry Widow, Adele Die Fledermaus Zerlina Don Giovanni, Suor Infermiera Suor Angelica (all for Melbourne Opera),Violetta La Traviata (CoOpera), Lisa La Sonnambula (Bel Canto Festival, Holland), Clorinda La Cenerentola (Lyric Opera Melbourne), Olympia Erwin und Elmire (IOpera Melbourne), Despina Cosi Fan Tutte (Victorian Opera); and covered Elvira I Puritani (Melbourne Opera) and Frasquita Carmen (Melbourne City Opera).

Recent concert engagements include; making her debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra singing Richard Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sidney Myer Free Concerts in the Bowl performing works by Percy Grainger; Orchestra Victoria concert series at Geelong Waterfront performing various arias; appeared as guest artist at internationally renowned soprano Lisa Gasteen’s recital series in Brisbane; guest artist at National Gallery of Victoria Music and Monet concert series; was soloist at the Consort of Melbourne’s Grainger Celebration at Melbourne Recital Centre broadcast live on ABC Classic FM; and sang the role Mimi in La Bohème for Opera in the Outback in Far North Queensland. Lee's previous concert and oratorio engagements include Bach St John Passion, Berlioz Les Nuits D’ètè, Dvorák Requiem and Mass in D Minor, Fauré Requiem, Grainger Tribute to Foster, Handel Messiah, Haydn Nelson Mass and Paukenmesse, Mozart Exultate, Jubilate!, Coronation Mass and Requiem, Saint-Saëns Requiem, Schubert Salve Regina, Verdi Four Sacred Pieces and Vivaldi Gloria.

Lee studied in Australia at the University of Melbourne receiving a Bachelor of Music degree with honours and a Diploma of Education. She furthered her study in Florence, Italy working under Maestro Antonio Moretti-Pananti. She also performed and studied in Holland on full scholarship at the Bel Canto Festival, and in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany for the Daniel Ferro Program and Festival, working with leading vocal coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard School.

In 2014 Lee makes her debut with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Elektra as Fifth Maid, appears with Victorian Opera in Norma as Clotilde and sings Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with Melbourne Musicians.