Siobhan Stagg wistfully looking away
2022 UK

Siobhan Stagg



Australian Hometown: Mildura & Melbourne
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Soprano Siobhan Stagg is one of the most exceptional young artists to have emerged from Australia in recent years. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Siobhan began her career in the Salzburger Festspiele’s Young Singers Project and as a soloist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Highlights in Siobhan’s 2021/22 season include Leonore Fidelio for the Théâtre national de l’opéra-comique with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier in her debut for the Deutsche Staatsoper and a return to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Elettra in a new production of Idomeneo.

On the concert platform she will sing Mélisande in a concert performance of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Kölner Philharmonie (Les Siècles/François-Xavier Roth), Rosalinde in concert performances of Die Fledermaus (Orchestre national de Lyon/Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider), Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (Berliner Staatskapelle/Zubin Mehta), Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (LSO/Kirill Karabits) and she will give the premiere of Brett Dean’s In this Brief Moment. An Evolution Cantata (Orchestre national de Lyon/Markus Stenz) and sing in performances of Exiles, a new work for soprano, choir and orchestra by Julian Anderson (LSO/Sir Simon Rattle, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Robin Ticciati & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Robin Ticciati).

Among her recent successes is the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pamina Die Zauberflöte for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Sophie Der Rosenkavalier for the Opernhaus Zurich; Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande for the Opéra de Dijon and Australia’s Victorian Opera; Pamina, Gilda Rigoletto and Cordelia in Aribert Reimann’s Lear for the Hamburgische Staatsoper; Najade Ariadne auf Naxos for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem staged by Romeo Castellucci at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Adelaide Festival. Her many roles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin include Pamina, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Sophie, Gilda, Micaëla Carmen, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Musetta La bohème.

On the concert platform appearances include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (Berliner Philharmoniker/Christian Thielemann); Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony at the BBC Proms (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Simone Young); Mozart Concert Arias at both the Salzburger Festspiele and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Ensemble Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon); Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder (Kristiansand Symfoniorkester/Nathalie Stutzmann); Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Asher Fisch) and his Symphony No. 9 (Bamberger Symphoniker/Nathalie Stutzmann); Ravel’s Shéhérazade (Stavanger Symphony Orchestra/Marc Soustrot); Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées orch. Brett Dean (Orchestre National de Lyon/Karl-Heinz Steffens) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä).

Siobhan became a Director of the Melba Opera Trust Board in October 2020, their first scholarship alumna to be appointed, and the first International Director.

Last updated 2022