Celeste Haworth

Mezzo-Soprano

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, and the annual Wien Modern Festival in Vienna.

The Australian mezzo made several international role debuts in Germany 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 (The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart), and notably as Charlotte in Zimmerman’s challenging Die Soldaten. All performances were a critical and public success.

She also given several recitals at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Giessen Musik Festival, Schloss Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen and Kammer Musik Wiesbaden.

Celeste performed extensively as a soloist 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.

Currently based in Sydney as an artist with Opera Australia, Celeste has been singing at the Sydney Opera House in the Opera Australia’s Great Opera Hits Concert Series since 2019. With engagements interrupted due to the Covid pandemic, such as the role of Mercedes in Opera Australia’s National 2020 Tour of Bizet’s Carmen, Celeste looks forward to upcoming performances for the 2021 season for Opera Australia, including the role of Flora in Opera Australia’s La Traviata on Sydney Harbour, and the continuation of Great Opera Hits concerts.

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

Celeste has four degrees, three from the Sydney Conservatorium, including a Post Grad Diploma of Music (Opera ), and her Masters of Opera from the Vienna Conservatorium (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien). Her Master’s Thesis “Rossini Heroines” was published and is available on amazon.com

Celeste Haworth