“You were brilliant (you have a natural inborn talent)”
Ms. Monteleone: Audience Member (Music for Pleasures Winter Series ~ Town of Cottesloe)
Professional Performer Petrina Bishop continues to receive admiration from audiences for her passion and ability to bring every song to life. Her vocal versatility enables her to cross over into all genres and has allowed this dynamic singer to offer a vast range of repertoire. Petrina Bishop is well established in the field of music & highly praised for her technical vocal expertise.
This innovative singer brings an intensity & authentic sound to her performance.
With excellent musicianship and adaptability Petrina Bishop’s 30 years + performing has not only allowed her to have the honour of singing with amazing fellow professional artists, musicians, ensembles, big band & orchestras, complimenting any mood,
it has also found herself on the great stages throughout Australia.
With a Italian Grandfather who was an Operatic Tenor, & a mother who was a trained Classical Soprano it was inevitable that Petrina was going to follow in the Tuscan ‘Lucca’ tradition.
Petrina Bishop had always been the leading lady at the Sunday family gatherings around the piano but at seven years Petrina showed a desire to do more with her talent due to being a regular watcher of Young Talent Time!
1975 – 1990
Petrina Bishop was enrolled in to the Johnny Young Talent School & with Ms. Jackie Love being her tutor she debuted as a soloist at seven years of age at the Regal Theatre. It was obvious the stage was set for this young leading lady. It wasn’t too long before she found herself winning a place in the performance group, allowing her to perform as a professional at corporate events, concerts and alongside Tina Arena & Dannii Minogue when they toured.
From there at 13 years of age Petrina Bishop began classical training where she successfully became a member of the WA State Girl’s Choir, & then moving on to attend the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.
1990 – 2000
In her twenties under the tutelage of Mr. Ian Westrip (Ian Westrip Productions), then Mr. Andrew Foote (Head of Music UWA, W.A. Opera Company, Opera Australia), whom she spent most of her years with, she found herself performing at the Perth Concert Hall & His Majesty’s Theatre, working with the WA Opera Company, WA Choral Society & the WA Musical Theatre Company.
2000 – 2002
Petrina Bishop made her way to Sydney NSW & successfully auditioned to work with Vocal Coach, Amanda Colliver & Opera Australia. Petrina Bishop loved her time spent with Ms. Colliver & to this day knows that it was Ms. Colliver that truly allowed her voice to come into realization. Petrina Bishop spent every free moment practicing & discovering the full capacity of her voice!
In 2013 Petrina Bishop with six dances to accompany her, performed ‘Life Is A Cabaret & Don’t you Forget It” at the Perth Fringe Festival. Petrina’s performance brought an overwhelming response with an extended sell out season.
Petrina Bishop followed up with a SOLD OUT show, ‘GOLD’ ~ songs of Shirley Bassey”, at the 2014’s Fringe Festival Perth, which continues to get performed receiving standing ovations.
For her 2015 season Petrina performed a number of concerts accompanied by leading jazz pianist Russel Holmes & classical pianist David Wickham, presenting many of the songs from her favourite performers & repertoire, which had been developed in Sydney.
Petrina performed Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were, Spending Time With Sondheim, Musical Memories: Songs from the Stage, Karen Carpenter: Yesterday Once More & reviving ‘GOLD: songs of Shirley Bassey’.
Petrina Bishop has produced, written & directed many of the shows in which she has presented!
2016 – 2017
For the Town Of Cottesloe Petrina was asked to present Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were & ‘GOLD’ ~ songs of Shirley Bassey.
Petrina Bishop has performed Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre & GOLD ~ songs of Shirley Bassey at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre for the Morning Melodies seasons.
Debuting Morning Music at the Cottesloe Civic Centre Petrina presented Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were.
In 2018 for Morning Music Petrina performed Judy! Takes You Over The Rainbow, Vera Lynn: The Forces Sweetheart & GOLD ~ songs of Shirley Bassey.
~ Professional Performer Petrina Bishop has performed at many corporate events ~