Bart Willoughby’s ‘RESONANCE’ CD Launch 9 July 2017

Come see Shauntai sing with Bart Willoughby on the 9th July 2017 at Thornbury Theatre. Shauntai is featured in two tracks from his recent released album ‘Resonance’. Here is the official clip of ‘Federation Bells’. Tickets available at the theatre. Hope to see you there!




Shauntai singing on 3MBS!

Tomorrow night 2nd May at 7pm, catch Shauntai singing on 3MB’s The Talent – Live Performance Series!

She will be performing with  Alan Cook, General Manager and Assistant Director of More Than Opera, an excerpt from Deborah Cheetham AO’s opera Pecan Summer, ‘Alice: in 1964’, Hahn’s L’énamourée and from Bizet’s opera Carmen, Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante. 

Tune in to 3MBS Fine Music tomorrow on 103.5FM at 7pm!


Opera in the Gorge 2017

Shauntai will be heading to one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations on the 12th and 14th of April to sing in Opera in the Gorge 2017 as part of the Karijini Experience 2017.

Last year they were extremely blessed to be serenaded by the stunning voices and music of Deborah Cheetham AO, Jessica Hitchcock, Zoy Frangos and Toni Lalich, which received raving reviews and an experience to remember!! People are still talking about it!

This year Opera in the Gorge will showcase the Karijini Wirlarra Ensemble; Shauntai Batzke, Alexandra Oke, Adam Pinto, Patricia Oakley, Jub Clerc, Ronaldo Dick and the WASO String Quartet. Shauntai looks forward taking the Karijini Experience with these beautiful artists as they are surrounded by the natural acoustics of Kalamina Gorge. It’s going to be very special indeed.



Pecan Summer: The Opera on TV!


If you missed the incomparable and unforgettable performance of Deborah Cheetham AO’s Multi Award Winning opera Pecan Summer, Australia’s First Indigenous Opera performed at the Sydney Opera House last Sept 2016, then rest assured.. you can see it up close and personal on NITV! It is available on SBS on Demand for your viewing! Tune in and be sure you have a box of tissues on the side. It will touch your heart and move you. After all it is a story that needs to be told and part of Australia’s history.

See Shauntai in the role of Old Alice – of which she was nominated Best Supporting Actress in an Opera in the BroadwayWorld Australia – Sydney Awards.

Pecan Summer: The Opera – brought to you by Short Black Opera, NITV and Sydney Opera House.


Shauntai nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress in an Opera’ in the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia Sydney Awards

Shauntai is thrilled to be nominated as Best Supporting Actress in an Opera for her performance as ‘Old Alice’ in Deborah Cheetham’s Pecan Summer. 

To add to this exciting news…

PECAN SUMMER has been nominated in a number of categories…
Best Actress (Deborah Cheetham AO)
Best Actor (John Wayne Parsons or Marcus Corawa or Barry Ryan)
Best Supporting Actress (Shauntai Batzke or Jessica Hitchcock or Karen Cummings)
Best Supporting Actor (Jonathon Welch)
Best Director (Cameron Menzies)
Best Lighting Design (Pecan Summer)
Best Scenic Design (Pecan Summer)
Best Ensemble (Dhungala Children’s Choir or Cummeragunja Residents)
and Best Opera!! (Pecan Summer)