Siobhan Stagg


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With her "angelic" voice (Kölner Stadt Anzeiger, 2023) and "ethereal stage presence” (Sydney Morning Herald), Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg has become one of the most sought-after lyric artists of her generation.

A member of Deutsche Oper Berlin’s ensemble from 2013-19, her roles included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Tytania (A Midsummer Nights’ Dream), Gilda (Rigoletto), Micaëla (Carmen), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Musetta (La bohème), Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims) and Waldvogel and Woglinde in The Ring Cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Appearing on some of the most prestigious stages worldwide, Siobhan has enjoyed success as the title role in Cendrillon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pamina and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Eritea (Eliogabalo) for the Opernhaus Zurich, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) in two successive seasons at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin; Mélisande for Opera de Dijon and Australia's Victorian Opera (for which she received the Green Room Award for Best Female Lead in an Opera); Gilda, Blonde and Cordelia in Aribert Reimann’s Lear for the Hamburgische Staatsoper; Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) for the Bayerische Staatsoper; Blonde for the Dutch National Opera; staged performances of Mozart’s Requiem at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Morgana (Alcina) and Marzelline (Fidelio) for the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

A prized concerts performer, Siobhan’s highlights of recent seasons include Shéhérazade with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Tugan Sokhiev; Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle; Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln with Wiener Symphoniker / Ingo Metzmacher; Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Vasily Petrenko; Das Paradies und die Peri with both Gürzenich Orchester Köln / François- Xavier Roth and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Mozart’s Requiem with Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst; Brett Dean’s In This Brief Moment with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Alan Gilbert as well as a celebrated return to her native Australia for concerts with Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Simone Young and as soloist in residence with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The 2023/24 season sees Siobhan make her role debut at Opéra national de Lorraine as Ilia (Idomeneo) before making her return to Deutsche Oper Berlin for Pamina, Hamburgische Staatsoper for Gilda and to the Opéra-Comique and Opéra de Dijon for L’Autre Voyage – a new opera showcasing the forgotten vocal scores of Franz Schubert.

In concert, Siobhan revisits her relationship with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for Schubert’s G major mass, conducted by Riccardo Muti; opens the season with Gürzenich Orchester Köln / François-Xavier Roth in Mahler’s Symphony No.4; embarks on a multi-concert tour with the Ensemble Pygmalion in Mendelssohn’s Elijah; makes her debut with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in Fauré’s Requiem and returns to Australia for multiple solo recitals across the country and solo collaborations with Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

In recognition of her international achievements in the arts, the Mayor of Mildura awarded Siobhan the Key to the City in 2023; the third recipient of this honour in the city’s history. Siobhan is passionate about education and talent development and recently created a series of scholarships for young singers called the Siobhan Stagg Encouragement Awards. She sits on the Board of the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust.