Siobhan Stagg


Siobhan Stagg

Orpheus, Royal Opera House
“…Stagg showed why her star is in the ascendant, combining a ravishing tone with pinpoint accuracy”.
Claire Seymour, Opera Today,   October 2015

“…gave us a chance to hear a new soprano of true individuality, Siobhan Stagg, delivering the part from above with stunning middle-range clarity and impeccable style.”
David Nice,  The Arts Desk  October 2015

Lieder des Abschieds: Recital of Strauss and Korngold  Melbourne Recital Centre
“…Seriously spectacular… revealing a luscious and full-bodied tone.”  “Her coloratura is something to behold…”  “There can be no doubt, Siobhan Stagg really is something special.” Alexandra Mathew, Limelight Magazine July 2015

Handel’s Messiah, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
“Siobhan Stagg’s bright and clear soprano was the real highlight of the night.  It was an exquisitely judged performance in every recitative and aria.  She has a great stage presence and the luminescent quality of her voice (especially the top notes, but evident throughout her range) brought tears for some audience members.  Her “How beautiful are the feet” was extraordinarily radiant.  May the memory of this never dim.”
Peter Williams, Classic Melbourne, December 2014

Salzburg Festival premiere Jeanne d’Arc (Braunfels) with the Vienna ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
“The small role of St. Catherine was helped to unexpected prominence by the wonderfully appealing, charismatic voice of soprano Siobhan Stagg, a fresh and healthy instrument, with friendly ease through every register.”
Jens F. Laurson, Ionarts August 2013

Paul Daniel Conducts, Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music
“conductor Paul Daniel turned to the audience and asked how you could follow such “completely exquisite ”singing….soprano Siobhan Stagg had woven a spell so enthralling that the audience was convinced that anything more would have to be an anticlimax”.
Heather Leviston, Artshub August 2012

With a voice of ‘ravishing tone’ and ‘radiant’ presence (The Age), Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg is rapidly establishing a reputation both in Europe and here in Australia as a young singer of enormous potential.

Siobhan recently made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with Christian Thielemann, and late in 2015, at very short notice, was asked to step in to the Royal Opera House’s production of
Orpheus (Rossi) at the Globe Theatre London in the title role garnering both critical and public acclaim.

Further concert highlights have included Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra); St John Passion (Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Melbourne Recital Centre); Haydn’s Harmoniemesse (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra); Handel’s Messiah (Adelaide, West Australian, Melbourne Symphony Orchestras); a national tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra); performances with La Compañia at Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Germany, and with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfred Eschwe; recitals with Geoffrey Morris (Adelaide International Guitar Festival), in New York with pianist Miloš Repický (Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera), and in St Michael's Cave for the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society; Fauré’s Requiem (Wales Camerata); and Ravel’s Sheherazade with Paul Daniel and the orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music.

Since initially being engaged as a young artist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Siobhan’s roles have included Pamina and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Frasquita (Carmen), Heavenly Voice (Don Carlo), Woglinde (Das Rheingold) and Waldvogel (Siegfried) as part of the Ring cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She has also sung Sophie (Werther) in concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall conducted by Donald Runnicles, and Cordelia in Aribert Reimann's Lear at the Hamburg State Opera conducted by Simone Young (now released on DVD).

Last year Siobhan returned to West Australian Symphony to perform Fauré Requiem, sang the role of Dede in Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place in concert with Kent Nagano and Ensemble Modern and made her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Marzelline in Fidelio.

For the 2015 -2016 season she returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, to perform Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) Pamina, and her much awaited debut as Gilda (Rigoletto), as well as to the Grand Théâtre de Genève to sing Morgana in Alcina. She also sings Mahler 2 with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and appears in concert with Roberto Alagna in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Siobhan will also make her BBC Proms debut this year in Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, conducted by Simone Young.

Roles  for 2017 so far  include Blonde for Dutch National Opera, Marguerite (Les Huguenots) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Pamina in concert with the Philharmonie de Paris conducted by Christophe Rousset.

Following completion of her Master of Advanced Vocal Technique from the Wales International Academy of Voice, Siobhan participated in the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singers Project in 2013, performing the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte für Kinder), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder), and concert performances of Der Schauspieldirektor and Jeanne d’Arc with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien.

Having previously studied at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Music with Honours and a Master of Music (Performance), Siobhan also undertook intensive studies on scholarship in Austria, Italy and New York. She is the recipient of the Australian International Opera Award, gained Second Prize and the Special Prize for Best Interpretation of a Strauss lied in the 2014 International Mozart Competition, was winner of the 2013 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award (Wales), First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2012 Mietta Song Competition (Melbourne), 2012 Italian Opera Foundation Award (Sydney), First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2011 Meistersinger Vocal Competition (Austria). She has also been the recipient of scholarships from the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, Opera Foundation Australia, Tait Memorial Trust, Acclaim/Rotary, Trinity College and the University of Melbourne.

Siobhan’s debut album ‘Hymne à l'amour’ was nominated for Best Classical Album in the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards.


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