Wiradjuri Soprano, Shauntai Batzke is touching the hearts of Australia and overseas audiences with her strong stage presence and luscious Soprano. In September 2016, Shauntai made her Sydney Opera House debut as 'Old Alice' in Short Black Opera’s 5th season of Pecan Summer.
Shauntai is an established Inspirational and Gospel singer/songwriter and from 2009 has been a regular singer on Wesley Impact TV, Channel 9 & ACC Foxtel.
In 2007 Shauntai was nominated for 'Most Promising Talent in Music' at the prestigious Deadly Awards and in 2012, Shauntai was featured in Archie Roach’s album as part of the Gospel ensemble Into the Bloodstream and in the official video clip of Song to Sing from that same album.
Shauntai made her operatic debut in 2010 in Pecan Summer, written by Deborah Cheetham AO. She featured in the role of “Old Alice” in the subsequent three seasons of the opera, in 2011, 2012 & 2014 and then in 2016 at the Sydney Opera House. Shauntai sang in a master class with world-renowned répétiteur Malcolm Martineau in 2013 and was a semi-finalist for The APRA professional development award for songwriting. In 2014, Shauntai completed her Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne.
Other productions include The Beginning of Nature, at WOMADelaide 2016 with Australian Dance Theatre; RICERCAR, Present Tense Ensemble; Fidelio, Melbourne Opera; Showboat, The Production Company and Corrugation Road, Black Swan Theatre.