Celeste Haworth


Celeste Haworth

Celeste has performed many roles as a principal artist in Europe, Australia and Asia and has been a regular principal artist with Opera Australia, the State Theatre of Wiesbaden, Germany, and the annual Wien Modern Festival in Vienna. Celeste has also had arias broadcast on ABC Classic FM, recitals on Fine Music 102.5FM and performed extensively with renowned orchestras including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Early Music Ensemble, the Deutsches Kammer Orchester in connection with the Frankfurter Philharmoniker, Wien Residenz Orchester and the Sydney Symphonietta.

She is currently a principal artist with Opera Australia, singing arias and duets throughout 2019 and 2020 at the Sydney Opera House in Opera Australia’s Great Opera Hits. Upcoming performances for Opera Australia's 2020 season include the role of Mercedes in the National Tour of Bizet’s Carmen. In addition, Celeste is a broadcaster for Fine Music 102.5, with the flagship program Fine Music Drive.

An extensive concert and oratorio performer, Celeste has been engaged in 2019 as a soloist for Guest Artist at Deakin Edge Melbourne for the GAOG Finals, as the alto soloist for the Haydn Nelson Mass Manly Warringah Choir and Orchestra, Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen for the Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah for River City Voices, the alto soloist for Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: Mass for Peace for the Allegri Singers, ORC Symphonic Choir and Orange Symphony Orchestra, and several recitals for regional Music Societies in NSW. 

Celeste has been a prize winner in both national and major singing competitions including the Sydney City Eisteddfods, Mathy Singing Competition, the German Australia Opera Grant and the Opera Scholarship Competition (The Sun Aria). As the winner of the 2015 German Australia Opera Grant, the Australian mezzo made several role debuts for the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden over a number of seasons, with roles including Emilia (Otello, Verdi), Meg Page (Falstaff, Verdi), 3rd Maid (Elektra, Strauss), Kate Pinkerton and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly, Puccini), Innkeeper (Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky), Marcellina (Le Nozze Di Figaro, Mozart), and notably as Charlotte in Zimmerman’s challenging Die Soldaten. All performances were a critical and public success.  She also gave several recitals at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Giessen Musik Festival, Schloss Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen and Kammer Musik Wiesbaden.  

Celeste has sung many other major operatic roles in both Europe and Australia, including Tamerlano in Tamerlano (Händel), Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart), Bertarido in Rodelinda (Händel) La Voix, and Muse/Nicklausse in Les Contes de Hoffmann (Offenbach), Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Frau Reich in Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor (Nicolai), Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio A Reims (Rossini), Mother Goose in The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky), Madame Rosa in Il Campanello (Donizetti), Sally in A Hand of Bridge (Barber), Deuxieme Commere in Angelique (Ibert), The Maid in Hin Und Zuruck (Hindermith), La Marchande in Les Maremelles de Tiresias (Poulenc) and both Florence Pike and Nancy Waters in Albert Herring (Britten).

Celeste has also completed a Bachelor of Music Studies, an Advanced Diploma of Opera and a Post Graduate (Diploma of Music – Opera) at the Sydney Conservatorium, and her Masters of Opera from the Vienna Conservatorium of Music and Art, Private University (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien). Her Master’s thesis “Rossini Heroines” was published and is available on amazon.com.

Celeste Haworth