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Taryn Fiebig

 

Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia most popular and versatile artists.  She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Music in Cello performance after which she commenced vocal training with Molly McGurk and later with Megan Sutton.

It was her particular interest in early-music repertoire which won her two scholarships to the Dartington International Summer School in 1995 and 1996, studying with Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley.  Further study with Jane Manning was made possible by a Churchill Fellowship in 2000.  She completed the Emerging Performers Programme at the Australian Opera Studio in 2003, having studied with Gregory Yurisich and Patricia Price.

As a soloist, she has performed the 15th Century Masterpiece El Cant de la Sibil-la with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for their popular Noël Noël Christmas concerts.   Internationally, Taryn has performed in Los Angeles with the contemporary music ensemble L.A. EAR unit, in England with the English Chamber Orchestra in St. John’s Smith Square, London and on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the radio dramas Southland and Pembroke, Arcadia.

In 2005, Taryn joined Opera Australia as a principal soprano.  Her many roles with this company have included Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Musetta in La bohème, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Clorinda in Cenerentola, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Rose in Lakmé, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Karolka in Jenufa, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Gianetta in The Gondoliers.  In 2008/2009, she sang the leading role of Eliza Dolittle in the national tour of My Fair Lady.

For Opera Australia in recent seasons Taryn has sung Susanna, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) Musetta, Zerlina, Yum-Yum, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Aphrodite in The Love of the Nightingale and Lisa in La sonnambula; she won the Helpmann Award for her portrayal as Lucy in Bliss (which she sang in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival).

She sang Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride for New Zealand Opera, Sicle in L’Ormindo for Pinchgut Opera, appeared as soloist with the Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra and performed in recital with flautist Jane Rutter and harpist Marshall McGuire.

In 2013, Taryn Fiebig sang Musetta, Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) and The Woodbird (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Opera Australia.  She returns to the national company in 2014 as Pamina, Zerlina and Nanetta in Falstaff.


Taryn Fiebig is proudly sponsored by Maureen Wheeler

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