Renowned for her voice of remarkable beauty, warmth and expression, Australian-Mauritian Soprano Stacey Alleaume is embarking on a promising and exciting operatic career.
Stacey has enjoyed considerable success in vocal competitions, winning the highly-esteemed Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria in 2011. She has triumphed in Australia's longest-running and most prestigious awards, taking first prize in both the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald's Operatic Aria (2012) and the 2013 Herald Sun Aria (having been runner-up in the latter in 2010 and 2011).
After completing a Bachelor of Music (Music Performance) degree from The University of Melbourne, Stacey undertook the Performance Program at The Opera Studio Melbourne in 2010. In that same year, Stacey received the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Scholarship, and was honoured again in 2012 with the Melba Opera Trust's Amelia Joscelyne Reserve Scholarship and the Ruskin Family Opera Award.
As a principal artist, Stacey has performed extensively for Opera Australia’s Regional Touring Company. Roles to date have included Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (2011), Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute (2012) and Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville (2013). After covering the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute for Opera Australia's mainstage Sydney Summer Season in 2014, Stacey completed Opera Australia's ten-week regional tour of The Magic Flute, performing as Pamina and Second Lady, and covering Papagena.
Roles with other companies include: Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Daughter Anne in Glass/Moran’s The Juniper Tree (The Opera Studio Melbourne) and Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (SMH Spectrum Now Festival).
In addition to her extensive work with Opera Australia, Stacey has received international attention in the USA and Italy. In 2013, Stacey understudied the role of Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff at Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi and was awarded second prize in the Concorso Lirico Internationale Magda Olivero in Milan. In 2015, Stacey was a vocal fellow and recipient of the Irene Cummings and Theodore Hostetler Full Scholarship at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California under the direction of the legendary mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne. At the Music Academy, Stacey also had the distinct honour to collaborate with Martin Katz and Nicholas McGegan.
Stacey is a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program