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.
Particular highlights in her 2020/21 season include Pamina Die Zauberflöte in her debut for the Glyndebourne Festival and her solo recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. Among her recent successes is the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pamina 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 Oubliéesorch. 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.