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Warwick Fyfe

Warwick Fyfe

Baritone

Warwick Fyfe is a Helpmann Award-winning singer and is considered one of Australia’s finest baritones. Warwick has a long association with Opera Australia and, more recently, has been expanding his international career working with English Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera, New Zealand Opera and performing in concert in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. In 2016/2017, he sang Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Paolo (Simon Boccanegra), Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Klingsor (Parsifal) for Opera Australia, Alberich (Das Rheingold) in Tokyo and Peter (Hansel and Gretel) in Singapore. He returns to OA in 2018 as Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte), Amonasro (Aida) and Geronio (Il Turco in Italia).

Warwick has consistently produced outstanding performances in challenging and complex roles including Rigoletto, Falstaff, The Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer); Mandryka (Arabella); The Four Villains (The Tales of Hoffmann); Dr Schön (Lulu); Amonasro (Aida); Scarpia (Tosca); Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier); Wolfram (Tannhäuser); Papageno (The Magic Flute); Germont (La Traviata); Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier)Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Pizarro (Fidelio). Other roles include: Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia; Pooh-Bah in The Mikado; Schaunard in La Bohème; Peter in Hansel and Gretel; Falke in Die Fledermaus; Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld; Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro; The Herald in Lohengrin; Ottokar in Der Freischütz; Ping in Turandot; Tonio in Pagliacci and Taddeo in L'italiana in Algeri).

Warwick was the recipient of a Helpmann Award for his 2013 performance as Alberich in the Melbourne Ring Cycle. Other awards include: Bayreuth Scholarship 2007; Green Room Award 2005 (Schaunard in La Bohème); Leopold Julian Kronenberg Foundation Award 2000 (Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocal Competition, Warsaw); Bayreuth Bursary, 2000; The McDonald's Aria, 1998 (Winner). Helpmann nominations also include Papageno (The Magic Flute) and Daland (Der fliegende Holländer). In 2015, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study Wagnerian vocal technique in Germany, the US and the UK.

Concert engagements include performances with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras; the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore); Orchestra Wellington (NZ); Auckland Philharmonia; Melbourne Chorale; Sydney Philharmonia; Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society; Melbourne Bach Choir and Canberra Choral Society. Repertoire includes:  Bach: St Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor; Bartok:  Bluebeard’s Castle; Beethoven: Symphony No.9; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; Handel: Messiah; Mahler: Symphony No 8; Mozart: Requiem; Orff: Carmina Burana.

Warwick’s recordings include: DVDs of The Mikado, The Marriage of Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, 50th Anniversary Gala Concert and Operatunity Oz (Opera Australia/ABC). CDs include Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes Op.52 (Move Records); The Love for Three Oranges (Chandos) and Classic 100 Opera Concert (ABC).