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Special Achievements:

"At 24 Sophie Serese, a Banyule local, lives and breathes music. Sophie has completed twelve full scale operas, founded the Australian Youth Opera, and even studied Musical Composition at the University of Tasmania. Drawing her inspiration from everything including fairy tales and TV shows, Sophie wrote her first full scale opera, The White Cat, at fourteen, and didn’t stop there."

Additional Information:

2003 - Youngest person to write an opera (17).  Her opera The White Cat Opera was performed at the Melbourne Arts Centre.


  • References

    Gould, Russel.  Sophie eclipses Mozart.  Northern Territory News.  February 11, 2003:15.