With a voice of ‘ravishing tone’ and ‘radiant’ presence (The Age), Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg is rapidly establishing a reputation both in Europe and at home in Australia as a young singer of enormous potential.
Ms Stagg recently made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with Christian Thielemann, and late in 2015, at very short notice, was asked to step into the title role in the Royal Opera House’s production of Orpheus (Rossi), garnering both critical and public acclaim.
As a young artist at the Salzburg Festival and the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2013/14, Siobhan Stagg’s roles included Pamina (The Magic Flute), Frasquita (Carmen), Woglinde (Das Rheingold) and Waldvogel (Siegfried) as part of the Ring cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She also sang Sophie (Werther) in concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall conducted by Donald Runnicles. In 2015, Ms Stagg sang Cordelia in Aribert Reimann's Lear at the Hamburg State Opera conducted by Simone Young (now released on DVD), 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.
In 2016 she performed Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Pamina, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Morgana (Alcina) for Grand Théâtre de Genève. She appeared in concert with Roberto Alagna in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and made her BBC Proms debut in Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, conducted by Simone Young.
Siobhan Stagg’s roles in 2017 include Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in Amsterdam and Munich, Marguerite (Les Huguenots) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pamina at Opera Dijon and in concert with the Philharmonie de Paris with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyrique. She returns to London for her mainstage debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Concert highlights include a recital in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet, Mozart Mass in C Minor with Alondra de la Parra and Queensland Symphony, Haydn’s Creation with Sir Andrew Davis and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and later at the Haydn Festival in Vienna.