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Tenor Elias Wilson is a Biripi man and emerging performer of opera, chamber music and oratorio.

Since 2021 Elias has appeared on the opera stage with Pacific Opera (Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), NIDA (Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Pinchgut Opera (Chorus in Cavalli’s The Loves of Apollo & Dafne). His previous credits include La Rainette in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges (Sydney Conservatorium), Satyavān in Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri (The Cooperative), and in full drag as Madame de la Haltière in Massenet’s Cendrillon (Sydney Conservatorium).

In-demand as a chamber and oratorio performer, Elias has appeared regularly as an associate artist with The Song Company since 2018, and in 2022 Elias traveled to Darwin to perform the tenor solo in Handel’s Messiah with conductor Brett Weymark OAM. Elias appears regularly with the choirs of St James King Street and St Paul’s College, and has recorded for ABC Classic under the direction of Tamara-Anna Cislowska as part of Luminescence Chamber Singers. In March 2023 Elias added the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion to his repertoire, with performances in Armidale and Guyra NSW.

Elias holds a Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) and a Bachelor of Music Studies (Classical Voice) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During his studies Elias was supported by the Donald Lionel Egerton Scholarship, and the Helpmann Family Fellowship. While studying, a Vice Chancellor’s Mobility Scholarship enabled Elias to travel to Hangzhou, China, where he performed excerpts by Puccini and Bernstein in recital. Following his graduation, Elias was awarded the 2022 Harold Blair Opera Scholarship for indigenous opera singers by Melba Opera Trust.