2012 – Siobhan Stagg

Soprano

Siobhan Stagg is a young artist at the outset of an exciting career. As recipient of the 2012 Australian International Opera Award, Siobhan moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill OBE and Honorary President Dame Kiri te Kanawa. She later joined the young artist programs at the Salzburg Festival and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Her debut album ‘Hymne à l’amour’ was released in Australia in April 2013.

Siobhan performs regularly as a soloist with some of the Australia’s finest ensembles. Highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey, Bach’s St John Passionwith Stephen Layton at the Melbourne Recital Centre, a national tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeowith Paul Dyer and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Handel’s Messiahwith the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Ravel’s Sheherazadewith Paul Daniel and the Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with chamber orchestra conducted by Paul Dean. International concert highlights include a solo recital in New York with pianist Miloš Repický (Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera), Faure’s Requiemwith Wales Camerata at St. David’s Hall, ‘Ultimate Gala 2013’ with Cardiff Sinfonietta at the Wales Millennium Centre, Haydn’s Creationat St Donat’s Castle in Wales and a concert with La Compañia at Tage Alter Musik Regensburg in Germany.

Siobhan completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours and Master of Music (Performance) at the University of Melbourne and furthered her studies in Australia on the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship from the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust. Siobhan studied privately in New York on the Donovan Johnston Memorial Scholarship (2012) and at the AIMS in Graz Opera Studio on scholarship from Opera Foundation Australia (2011). In 2013 Siobhan completed a Masters of Advanced Vocal Technique at the Wales International Academy of Voice and spent time studying in Italy as winner of the 2012 Italian Opera Foundation Australia Scholarship.

Other successes include First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2012 Mietta Song Competition as well as First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2011 Meistersinger Vocal Competition in Graz, Austria.

In July 2013 Siobhan joined the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singers Project where her roles include Pamina in The Magic Flute for Children, Konstanze in Il Seraglio for Childrenand concert performances of Der Schauspieldirektorand Jeanne d’Arc with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester, Vienna. Since September 2013 Siobhan has joined the Deutsche OperBerlin as one of five young artists where she will perform several principal roles including Pamina and First Lady in The Magic Flute, Frasquita in Carmen, Woglinde in Das Rheingoldand Waldvogel in Siegfriedas part of the Wagner Ring Cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.