Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Born in Newcastle, NSW, Miriam Allan has been based in England since 2003. She has been a soloist with leading orchestral and choral organisations all over the world: the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, London Baroque, Les Arts Florissants, Auckland Philharmonia, Concerto Copenhagen, Il Fondamento, Gewandhaus Kammerchor, Leipzig Kammerorchester, Concerto Köln, ChorWerk Ruhr, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She has been fortunate to work with many fine directors, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Laurence Cummings, William Christie and Roy Goodman.

Recent highlights have included a concert tour of Australia with period-instrument ensemble Ironwood for Musica Viva; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including tours to Paris, Caen and New York; Israel in Egypt with the Hanoverian Court Orchestra in Germany; several concerts of Monteverdi madrigals with Les Arts Florissants; and the role of Costanza in Pinchgut Opera’s production of Vivaldi’s Griselda (now available on CD on the Pinchgut LIVE label). She made her debut with the Bach Collegium Japan in 2011, and appeared with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée earlier this year. Miriam has appeared in Handel’s Messiah with the Queensland and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, and performed music by Bach, Dowland and Rutter in The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Later this month she will be appearing in performances of Messiah with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Collegium Musicum, Perth.

She appears on numerous recordings, including The Wonders of the World with Echo du Danube, Mozart’s Requiem with the Leipzig Kammerorchester, and for ABC Classics, Handel’s Silete Venti and Purcell songs, and Pinchgut Opera’s The Fairy Queen and Dardanus.


Miriam has appeared in Semele (2002), The Fairy Queen (2003), Dardanus (2005), as Costanza in Griselda (2011) and as Isifile in Giasone in 2013 for Pinchgut. 


This bio taken from the last program in which Miriam appeared.