Dr Janet Deshon Healy

Influencer, Singer, Guitarist, Composer, TV Presenter

Victoria, Australia
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02 Summertime - Gershwin

Opera Lullaby from Porgy and Bess by Gershwin

0102 Summertime - Gershwin
02Ave Maria - Gounod
03Sempre Libera - Verdi

Physical Attributes

170 cm / 5ft 7in
101 cm / 40 in
68 kg / 149 lbs
Dress size:
UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
101 cm / 40 in
Hair color:
Skin color:
Hair length:
73 cm / 29 in
Hair type:

Credits & experience

  • University of Melbourne : Masters of History (Music)
  • Victorian College of the Arts : Masters of Music
  • Victorian State Opera & VCA : Young Artist Program
  • Victorian State Opera : Acting and speaking in other languages
  • Victorian State Opera : All Acting styles and Alexander technique
  • Victorian State Opera : International Voice and Acting Coaches
  • Adelaide University : Opera and Voice technique
  • Canberra School of Music : Opera (Classical Studies) School
  • Canberra School of Music : Classical Guitar Grade 7


Guitar ability


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Composer ability


Singing styles
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Morgana King, Cleo Lane, Police, Phil Collins

Janet has recently returned from Europe having sung in the Paris Opera House to visiting patrons, in the Signet Law Library in Edinburgh where she also performed her own composition “Walu”, in Glasgow, Cheswick in London, at Teignmouth and in the Caton Church in Lancashire.

Janet starred as Carlotta in the Sydney production of The Phantom of the Opera by Lloyd Webber. As resident soprano of the Victorian Concert Orchestra (VCO), she released 3 CDs, performed and compared hundreds of concerts throughout Country Victoria for Local Communities and Rotary for Local Members, Royalty, Dignitaries, Governors General and Parliamentarians at Government House, Parliament House, State Theatre, Melbourne Concert Hall and the Melbourne Town Hall .

She made her international debut as the Queen of the Night from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Her last performances were as Violetta from La Traviata by G Verdi. Janet holds a Master of Music and Master of Arts (History) (1st class) and for many years taught Voice, Language, Acting, Music and Theory at the Victorian College of the Arts and Univeristy Melbourne. She taught voice and classical guitar privately for more than 10 years.

The press has described her voice as "brilliant" (S.A.), "bright as a Catherine Wheel" (The Age), "the right diamond-hard quality" (The Age), "soaring on heavenly pinions" (S.A.) and having "great vocal agility" (The Herald) and her Carmen sung in Geelong was as ‘sexy and sultry’ (The Herald) and her Countess as ‘warm and passionate’ (Opera Australia newspaper).

Janet's main operatic roles: - The Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, Lakmé from Delibes’ Lakmé, Violetta in La Traviata; Countess in Figaro, Figaro, Figaro (Vic); Madam Herz in The Impresario (SA & Vic); Serpina in La Serva Padrona (Vic); Giulietta, Olympia & Antonia in The Tales of Hoffman (VSO); She has appeared on television and radio often. She has even performed cabaret shows at the Hyatt, Hilton, Crown Casino and the World Congress Centre for corporate concerts throughout Australia. She composes music for voice using texts from her poems and finished her Seven Dreamtime Song Poems based on Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories.

Please listen to her "Summertime" downloaded for your scrutiny - email contact is also janetdeshonhealy@gmail.com

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