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Annabelle Chaffey

Annabelle Chaffey

Soprano

 

Background: Born, Australia. Bachelor Music Education (1994), Diploma of Opera (1998) Sydney Conservatorium.  Scholarships awarded: Bud Brown Scholarship and the Barbara Edgarton Scholarship. Full-time member of the Chorus since 2000.

OA Repertoire: Violetta (touring): La Traviata; Donna Anna (touring), Donna Elvira (understudy), Zerlina (understudy): Don Giovanni; Papagena: Die Zauberflote; Gianetta: L'elisir d’amore; Barena: Jenufa; Javotte: Manon;  Peep-Bo: The Mikado; Casilda, Fiametta: The Gondoliers; English Lady/Newspaper Seller: Death in Venice; Orphan: Der Rosenkavalier; Novice: Suor Angelica; Bridesmaid: Der Frieschütz; Girl: Lulu; Soprano Solo: Chichester Psalms; Frasquita (understudy): Carmen; Johanna (understudy): Sweeney Todd; Valencienne (understudy): Merry Widow; Susanna (understudy), Bridesmaid: Le Nozze di Figaro; Siebel (understudy); Faust; Stasi (understudy): Gypsy Princess; First Neice (understudy): Peter Grimes; Cunegonde (understudy): Candide.
Roles with other Companies: Pamina: Die Zauberflöte (Pacific Opera); Helen and Phaedra: Love of the Nightingale (West Australian Opera, Queensland Opera, Victorian Opera); Marenka: The Bartered Bride, Lauretta: Gianni Schichhi (Sydney Conservatorium); Servant Girl: Elektra (Sydney Festival 2000). 

Concert Appearances: Soprano soloist: Beethoven Ninth, Faure Requiem, Exultate Jubilate, Opera in the Arboreum, Opera under the Stars, Opera on the Beach (Darwin) and in recital for ABC Classic FM, Opera Foundation, Opera Australia, NSW Art Gallery, Opera Friends, James Morrison and the Australian Pops Orchestra, The Beethoven Society.