Marilyn Richardson



Mr Chancellor, 

Marilyn Richardson has been described as 'without doubt the finest soprano, probably the finest singer in this country'. She studied singing and piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and, after winning several singing competitions in Australia, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship which allowed her to study in Europe in 1972 where she received international recognition and acclaim. Her repertoire has been diverse and extensive. She has performed several hundred different works, from the medieval to modern periods, in many languages, with French and Spanish as particular favourites. After building an early reputation in concerts and recitals, she won unmitigated praise ana "­admiration across the world for her many operatic roles. Her press reports stretched the literary talents and imagination of critics as they sought new ways to describe the performances that they had heard and seen. She has recorded extensively with many of the world's leading companies, and she has shared her talents with others through Master Classes in America and Asia, as/well as throughout Australasia. 

Mr Chancellor, For her distinguished contributions to music, I present to you Marilyn Richardson for the conferral of the award of Doctor of Musichonoris causa, for which she has been admitted by the Senate of the University. 


Doctor of Music honoris causa