Elisa Colla



Last Victorian Opera performance

Anne Egerman in Sondheim's A Little Night Music

Last 3 major performances 

  • Cinderella, Into the Woods, Bloom Creative Productions, 2019
  • Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady (Melbourne Season) Opera Australia/GFO, 2017
  • Cosette Understudy, Les Misérables, Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Cassel Group, 2014-16


  • Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre), Australian Institute of Music, Sydney (Head. Jennifer Murphy)

Age when you started singing

I was always singing from an early age but I officially started singing lessons at 15/16 years old.

Favourite opera or musical

West Side Story

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

A fun fact not many people know about you

I spent a part of my early childhood in Verona, Italy before my parents decided to make Australia our home.

Tell us about your hobbies outside opera 

I like to train for and compete in 10km running races! 


Finalist in the 2013 ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Awards.


“Elisa Colla is in fine voice as Cinderella, making ‘No One Is Alone’ one of the evenings highlights. She is perfectly cast as the kind and good-natured princess.” 

Theatre People (Into the Woods)

“Be prepared for Colla’s voice to absolutely blow you away. Her stunning operatic vocals hitting high above the production and soaring out into the enchanted crowd.” 

The AU Review (West Side Story)

Elisa Colla as Eliza Doolittle in Opera Australia & John Frost’s My Fair Lady. Photo: Jeff Busby