Vanessa Rosewarne studied voice at the Adelaide University and is the winner of the Arnold Matters Vocal Scholarship as well as the State Opera of South Australia Aria Award. A member of the permanent chorus for Opera Australia, she has performed principal roles in productions including Cunning Little Vixen, Il Trovatore, Jenufa, The Gondoliers, Death in Venice, Der Rosenkavalier, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tosca and Don Carlos. Vanessa appeared in My Fair Lady with the Victoria State Opera in 1993.