A native of Melbourne, Bernadette Robinson is one of Australia’s most popular performers. Her acclaimed performance in the Melbourne premiere season of Songs For Nobodies has followed the success of her previous one-woman shows “You Might As Well Live”, “Calling All Angels” and “Patsy Cline: Her Songs, Her Story”.
The Australian Financial Review commented of one performance that her voice “…touches emotional chords with a delicacy and strength only a true artist can accomplish.” On another occasion, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Paul Sheehan wrote “Robinson walked into the room and began to sing. Wow. This woman was liquid silver. It is difficult to describe her. Torch singer … cabaret artist … muse … Edith Piaf.”
In addition to her one woman shows, Bernadette has sung in English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and French at events across Australia and in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Paris.
She has also appeared as a special guest performer with the Australian Pops Orchestra and the Queensland Orchestra, presenting songs of Edith Piaf and Judy Garland in concert series at the Melbourne Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Bernadette has performed at opening ceremonies for major sporting events, including Davis Cup finals and has appeared throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia at large corporate events.
A student of the renowned soprano Dame Joan Hammond, Bernadette has sung lead roles with the Wellington City Opera, Melbourne’s Chamber Made Opera, at the Ballarat Opera Festival and in the musicals “Cats” and “The Venetian Twins”.
In 2011 she was nominated for a Melbourne Greenroom Award as Best Female Musical Theatre Performer for her performance in Songs For Nobodies.
Bernadette has released a number of solo CDs.