The recent death of Sydney-based artist manager Alex Robertson-Jervis caused an outpouring of grief within Australia’s opera and classical music communities.
The founder of Diva Management, Alex lost her two-year battle with metastatic breast cancer on October 11 last. Soprano Lorina Gore spoke on behalf of Alex’s artists at her Requiem Mass yesterday:
“I am devastated that I will no longer hear her calm and reassuring voice on the other end of the phone, to have someone to confide in when things don’t go quite as you had hoped, and to be able to trust that your best interests will be looked after with the utmost care and diplomacy.”
Alex Robertson-Jervis, Artist Manager (1970 – 2018)
Enjoying strong musical influences as a child (her mother being the esteemed musician and pedagogue Joanne Callinan), Alex went on to study voice at Sydney University and Griffith University. After period as a Young Artist with Opera Queensland, she furthered her studies in Europe on an Elizabethan Trust Scholarship.
She spent over a decade touring and performing various roles with Festivals and in concert across Europe and North America including Mimì in La Bohème,Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Donna...