Victoria Stanborough was born in California, graduated with honours from UC Berkeley, then studied voice and music at the San Francisco Conservatory. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Royal Melba Conservatorium in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has performed with:
- Lamplighters, San Francisco, California
- Diablo Light Opera and Opera San Jose, California
- Woodminster Summer Theatre
She has performed the roles of:
- Mabel in Pirates,
- Gianetta in Gondoliers
- Valenciennes in Merry Widow
- Bianca in Kiss Me Kate
- Cinderella in Into the Woods
- The Countess Cipriano in Rigoletto
- Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!
- Josepha in Whitehorse Inn
Other features of Victoria’s varied career include work at the Montreaux Casino and piano bars and hotels in Switzerland including a residency at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel in Interlaken, the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Crown Casino in Melbourne, Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Richmond and the RACV clubs in Melbourne and Cape Schanck.
Victoria is also a jazz singer. Her debut CD with Embraceable 2, a Melbourne based duo, is a mix of standards with original new jazz sounds distributed through Newmarket Music. Over the past 10 years, Victoria has been performing a variety of tribute shows across rural and regional Victoria. These include tributes to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karen Carpenter, Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Lynn Anderson, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Peggy Lee, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Helen Reddy.
She is an accomplished voice teacher. Her students have, amongst other accomplishments, been dux of their VCE music classes; gained entry into the Victorian College of the Arts; the Australian College of the Arts (Collarts); the Northern College of the Arts & Technology (NCAT); and numerous high level community theatre groups in Melbourne and Geelong.
Jesse De Maria, Dancer/Singer/Actor – Babbirra Musical Theatre Company:
“To dear Victoria – Thanks for allowing me to develop my voice under your careful tutorage. Every year I can see it bears results and I am EXTREMELY thankful for that.”