Silvie Paladino has established herself as one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers. She began singing at the age of 9 and at an early age won several major singing competitions including the Italian Song Festival and the Grand Final of Channel Ten’s Young Talent Time.
During 1989, Silvie was offered the role of Eponine in Les Miserables, an exciting opportunity for an eighteen year old. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 1991 Victorian Green Room Awards for her performance. Silvie continued performing the role for a further twelve months touring Australia and New Zealand to critical acclaim. She received the same recognition in 1992 when she accepted an invitation to perform the role of Eponine on the West End in the London production of Les Miserables. In 1997, Silvie was invited to return to London where she performed the role of Fantine in Les Miserables for a successful two-year season.
Silvie Paladino’s other Australasian credits include the role of Jeannie in the Australian tour of Hair, the role of Grizabella in the Australian and Asian tour of CATS and since then has recreated the role in both Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. In 1995 Silvie appeared as Ellen in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian premiere of Miss Saigon at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. For this role she received a nomination for Best Supporting Artist in the highly coveted Mo Awards. Silvie played the lead role of Donna in the smash hit Mamma Mia! throughout Australia and Asia. More recently, Silvie played the role of Rita in the world premiere of Sideshow Alley.
Silvie’s concert performances include lead artist with The Melbourne Symphony, The Sydney Symphony, The West Australian Symphony, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, The State Orchestra of Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has also toured with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in a series of concerts in Thailand
In 2001, Silvie toured with her one-woman show Silvie Pladino Sings Streisand for which she received rave reviews, and was nominated for a Green Room Award. Silvie has released a live CD of this performance.
Apart from her theatrical credits, she is well known to Australian audiences through her regular television appearances including Carols By Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. She has also featured at many special events such as the world-wide telecast of the Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney and the V8 Supercar Championships at Phillip Island. Silvie has performed the national anthem at the 2005 Australian Football League Grand Final, the 2007 Boxing Day Test and the 2009 QANTAS Wallabies vs Italy.
In 2007, Silvie Paladino toured Australia as special guest performer with Patrizio Buanne and released a Christmas album entitled Silvie Paladino – Christmas List.
In 2008 Silvie performed at an Australian showcase hosted by BHP Billiton, in Beijing, as part of the Olympics.