After completing Bachelor of Music (Auckland University, New Zealand), and LRSM (piano), Scilla continued studies at the Royal College of Music. In the same year she was a major prize-winner at the Royal Overseas League Competition and performed at St James Palace for Princess Alexandra and was a “Young Performer” at the Bath Festival. A great interest in being a female opera soloist developed and she began studies with Eduardo Asquez. Now an experienced female opera soloist, recitals and concert tours have taken her worldwide – to the Lincoln Centre, New York; the Edinburgh Festival; Australia; the Far East and New Zealand.
Recent operatic roles include Amneris (Aida), Orfeo, Charlotte (Werther), Ernestine (Perchance to Dream), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Marina (Boris Godunov), Ulrica (Masked Ball), Azucena (Trovatore) and Carmen. Scilla has also performed the role of Katisha in Bromley’s “Opera in the Park” production of The Mikado and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance. She recently played the role of The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton in a production that she also co-directed. Oratorio performances have included Verdi’s Requiem at Rochester Cathedral and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass at the Royal Festival Hall. She has made television appearances on BBC2 and ITV.