Welcome to the website of Australian soprano, Siobhan Stagg.
September 2017: Siobhan made her highly-anticipated mainstage debut at the Royal Opera House in London this month, as Pamina in Sir David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE.
Press reviews described her debut run as “deeply moving”, “extremely impressive” and “a glorious performance”. Click here to read the reviews of Siobhan’s performance.
Victorian Opera has just announced their 2018 season.
Siobhan Stagg will make her company and role debut as the tragic heroine Mélisande in Debussy’s mesmerising opera, Pelléas et Melisande.
Celebrated tenor Angus Wood plays Pelléas and VO Artistic Director Richard Mills conducts.
NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED IN BERLIN 2017/18
Siobhan returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for three role debuts in the upcoming season. You can see her as Musetta in the Götz Friedrich production of LA BOHEME, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI and Contessa Folleville in a new production of Rossini’s opera VIAGGIO A REIMS.
For more details, see the new season brochure here.
ROLE DEBUT — MARGUERITE DE VALOIS — BERLIN
January / February 2017: After six weeks in Amsterdam, Siobhan returned to her ‘artistic home’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for her role debut as Marguerite de Valois in David Alden’s new production of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots.
Pictured above during the curtain call on 4 February (L-R): Ante Jerkunica (Marcel), Olesya Golovneva (Valentine), Maestro Ido Arad, Yosep Kang (Raoul), Siobhan Stagg (Marguerite), Irene Roberts (Urbain), Thomas Lehman (Nevers) and John Carpenter (Meru).
For more information on Siobhan’s upcoming performances, see the schedule page.
FRENCH DEBUT: OPERA DE DIJON & PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS
Siobhan recently made her French debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset. The team performed a new production by director David Lescot in Dijon, and then in concert at the Paris Philharmonie in April. The performance was broadcast on France Musique radio.
HOUSE DEBUT: DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA (AMSTERDAM)
December / January 2017: Siobhan began the new year as Blonde in Johan Simons’ production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Amsterdam, co-starring Paul Appleby (Belmonte), Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze), David Portillo (Pedrillo), Peter Rose (Osmin) and Steven van Watermeulen (Selim) with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeremie Rhorer. The performance was broadcast live on Dutch Radio – you can listen back via NPR Radio 4.
October / November 2016: Siobhan made her debut as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, starring KS Markus Brück in the title role and Yosep Kang as the Duke of Mantua. Diego Matheuz conducted the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in this revival of this Jan Bosse production. Listen to an excerpt from rehearsal here.
July / August 2016
Siobhan began the summer performing as guest artist for Roberto Alagna‘s highly anticipated Australian tour for three grand-scale orchestral concerts at the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Brisbane Convention Centre. Read the reviews here.
At the end of August, Siobhan made her BBC Proms debut as soloist for Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young. You can listen to the BBC’s radio broadcast of the concert here.
Siobhan’s star continues to rise in the 2016/17 season with important new role debuts and major engagements in Berlin, Paris, London, Munich, Amsterdam and her native Australia. See the schedule for the latest news and performances dates.
DER ROSENKAVALIER — Deutsche Oper Berlin
Siobhan made her debut as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in April 2016 opposite Daniela Sindram as Octavian. The Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin was conducted by Ulf Schirmer. Read the reviews here.
Shortly before the big debut, Siobhan was featured in the Berliner Morgenpost in a ‘home visit’ article by Kai Luehrs-Kaiser.
Siobhan played Morgana in David Bösch’s new production of ALCINA for the Grand Théâtre de Genève, which premiered in February to great acclaim. Baroque specialist Leonardo Garcia Alarcon conducted a stellar cast starring Nicole Cabell in the title role, Monica Bacelli as Ruggiero and Kristina Hammarström as Bradamante.
After a breakthrough year in Europe, Siobhan Stagg was nominated in Limelight’s Australian Artist of the Year Awards in October 2015.
BRAHMS’ REQUIEM WITH CHRISTIAN THIELEMANN AND THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
Siobhan’s big break came when she stepped in as soloist for three sold-out concerts of Brahms’ Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Christian Thielemann. In the official press-release announcing the replacement, Christa Ludwig was quoted describing Siobhan’s voice as “one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.” Read the announcement here.
The final concert was streamed live on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall and is now available in the archive at http://www.digitalconcerthall.com. You can watch a three-minute excerpt of Siobhan’s solo via the YouTube link above.
Siobhan was commended for her performance of ‘angelic’ qualities, “reminiscent of the incomparable soprano soprano, Gundula Janowitz.” Read more reviews here.
Siobhan received rave reviews for her Royal Opera House debut, stepping in at short notice to sing the title role in Luigi Rossi’s ORPHEUS.
Directed by Keith Warner and conducted by Christian Curnyn, this special co-production took place by candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Swiss debut – Beethoven FIDELIO at the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Siobhan made a “spellbinding” debut as Marzelline in the new production of FIDELIO in Geneva, directed by Matthias Hartmann and conducted by Pinchas Steinberg. The press raved about Siobhan’s performances – read the reviews here.
Siobhan thrilled the audience and critics alike as Dede in Leonard Bernstein’s opera A QUIET PLACE, in concert with Kent Nagano and Ensemble Modern. Read the first reviews here.
After her success playing Cordelia in LEAR (Aribert Reimann), Siobhan returned to the Hamburg State Opera to make her role debut as Blonde in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail in April 2015 under Kristiina Poska.
SUCCESS IN 2014 INTERNATIONAL BELVEDERE COMPETITION
Siobhan was awarded the Prize of the International Media-Jury in the Final of the 2014 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, held at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf on Sunday 6 July.
Axel Kober conducted the Duisburger Philharmoniker in the final concert.
BERLINER PHILHARMONIE: MASSENET’S WERTHER, JUNE 2014
Siobhan recently made her acclaimed debut at the Berliner Philharmonie as Sophie in Werther, conducted by Donald Runnicles with star tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role. Read the reviews here.
February 2014: SUCCESS IN SALZBURG — INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION
Siobhan was awarded Second Prize and the Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a song by Richard Strauss in the 11th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. First Prize went to German baritone Matthias Winckhler and Third Prize was awarded to Austrian mezzo soprano Sophie Rennert. The Finalists were accompanied by Camerata Salzburg conducted by Hans Graf, and in the song section by pianist Gaiva Bandzinaite.
Some of Siobhan’s award-winning performances are now available on youtube:
DEBUT ALBUM: HYMNE À L’AMOUR
**BREAKING NEWS** (7.10.2013) Hymne à l’amour has been nominated for Best Classical Album in the 2013 Australian Independant Music Awards.
Hymne à l’amour is an exquisite collection of art songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring a new composition by Australian composer, Dermot Tutty. All songs are accompanied by celebrated pianist, Amir Farid on this latest release by Move Records.
HYMNE À L’AMOUR is available in Australian fine music stores or on iTunes. Contact us to order your copy now.
DEBUT AT THE SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE & DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN– YOUNG ARTIST 2013/14
Fresh from two months at the Salzburg Festival as part of the Young Singers Project, Siobhan joins the Deutsche Oper Berlin as one of five new young artists for the 2013/14 season.
Siobhan opens the season as Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Waldvogel in Siegfried in Wagner’s Ring cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Other roles this season include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Frasquita in Carmen and Sophie in Werther alongside Vittorio Grigolo and conducted by Donald Runnicles. Click this link to see Siobhan’s complete performance schedule at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
‘BRAVA!’ Success for La Compañia’s new album Ay Portugal (ABC Classics)
Siobhan features on several tracks with “one of Australia’s finest and best-known early music ensembles”, La Compañia.
Siobhan was guest soloist with the Melbourne-based ensemble for their sold-out European debut at Tage Alter Musik Regensburg in Germany, as well as several concerts in their popular subscription series at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
See Reviews to see what the critics say about Siobhan’s recent performances.
“Aussie soprano gets her Berlin Phil call up” Limelight magazine.
“Aussie makes snap Berlin Phil debut” Norman Lebrecht.
Berliner Morgenpost introduces Siobhan to the Berlin public as new young artist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
The Dame Nellie Melba Trust writes about Siobhan’s recent debut in Berlin.
Mildura’s Sunraysia Daily on her homecoming debut in April 2013, and an update of her success in 2012.
Sunraysia Daily on some of Siobhan’s successes in 2012.
The Midland Express writes about Siobhan’s appearances at the 2012. Woodend Winter Arts Festival (WWAF).
Vulture Magazine interviews Siobhan about the music industry and the WWAF experience.