Chairman's Dinner 2018
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Jacqueline Dark - Mezzo Soprano
In 2016, Jacqueline Dark starred as The Mother Abbess in the National Tour of The Sound of Music before returning to Opera Australia as Fricka in their revival of Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 2017, she sang Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana for State Opera of SA (Best Female Performance – ‘Curtain Call’ Awards), the title role in Prima Donna for the Adelaide Festival, Anna in Black River for Victorian Opera/Malthouse Theatre and major concerts with the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia and Darwin Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, Jacqui returns to OA in The Nose and debuts with New Zealand Opera in Candide.
After completing a Bachelor of Physics degree, Jacqui attended the Opera Studio at the Victorian College of The Arts, graduating with First Class Honours.
Her performance experience encompasses opera, music theatre, cabaret, theatre restaurant and the concert platform - and includes the roles of The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), the title role in Carmen, Dorabella (Così fan tutte), the title role and Tisbe in Cenerentola (for which she won a Green Room Award), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Rosmira (Partenope), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Maurya (Riders To The Sea), Lady Billows (Albert Herring), the title role in Iolanthe, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Emilia (Otello), Flora (La traviata), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Pitti-Sing/Katisha (The Mikado) and Mary (Der fliegender Holländer).
A period as a Young Artist at the Wiener Staatsoper included the roles of Giovanna (Rigoletto), Grimgerde (Die Walküre), Mercedes (Carmen), Annina (La traviata), Ines (Il trovatore) and Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto).
In 2012, Jacqueline Dark sang Herodias in Opera Australia’s new production of Salome; for her performance as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, she won the Green Room Award for Outstanding Principal Female in Opera. Her 2013/2014 OA schedule included Emilia, Donna Elvira, Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin, Meg Page in Falstaff, Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Fricka in Der Ring des Nibelungen. She also took the alto solos in Rossini’s Stabat Mater for the West Australian Symphony, in Messiah for the New Zealand Symphony and appeared as Herodias for Opera Hong Kong.
In August 2014, Jacqui received her second consecutive Helpmann Award – for her work as Fricka in Der Ring des Nibelungen. Her roles for OA in 2015 included Marcellina and her debut as Amneris (Aida).
Jacqueline Dark appears as a leading artist in many of Opera Australia’s internationally released CDs and DVDs – Le nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni and The Mikado.
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Amelia Farrugia - Soprano
Bio coming soon
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 U.K, 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 (Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocal Competition, Warsaw) 2000; 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 U.K.
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).
© Patrick Togher Artists’ Management 2017
Andrew Goodwin - Tenor
On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Temirkanov, performed with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and has given recitals with pianist Daniel de Borah at the Wigmore Hall, and at the Oxford Lieder, Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole and Canberra International Music Festivals.
His 2017 Andrew appeared with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Requiem), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Dream of Gerontius and Messiah), Coriole Festival and Adam Chamber Music Festival, Melbourne Bach Choir (St John Passion), Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera (Biographica and The Rape of Lucretia ) Sydney University Graduate Choir (Saint Saëns Requiem) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day).
In 2018 Andrew makes his role and house debut as Nadir in The Pearlfishers for State Opera of South Australia. He will also return to Pinchgut Opera in the title role of Artaxerses. Concert performances include a return to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Berlioz L’enfance du Christ and Messiah, to Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Brett Dean’s oratorio The Last Days of Socrates), Queensland Symphony (Messiah) Sydney University Graduate Choir for An Australian War Requiem (Bowen), Sydney Philharmonia for Bach B Minor Mass, Melbourne Bach Choir (Mozart Requiem and Bach Cantata), Monash Academy Orchestra (Rossini Stabat Mater),and to Melbourne Intervarsity Choral Festival (Elgar’s The Light of Light). Andrew will also again appear in recital with Daniel de Borah.
Previous appearances include Sydney Chamber Opera (Passion), The Song Company (Bach’s B Minor Mass and Bach and forward), Melbourne Bach Choir (Evangelist, St Matthew Passion), 4 Winds Festival (Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings), Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento), Monash Academy (Haydn Mass in Time of War), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Israel in Egypt and Messiah), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (his debut in the title role in The Rake’s Progress and Bach Magnificat), Brisbane Festival (Lyle Chan‘s My Dear Benjamin with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra), and Handel in the Theatre (Jephtha, The Vow) recitals with Daniel de Borah and the Australia Piano Quartet, as well as featuring at Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville.
Other engagements include Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and strings (Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras), a recital with pianist Mira Yevtich at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Degtyarev's Russian oratorio Minin i Pojarsky with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at St John’s Smith Square, London; the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Tamino (The Magic Flute) with the Bolshoi Opera and Egeo in Cavalli’s Giasone and Florival in L’amant jaloux (Grétry) and Orpheus in Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo for Pinchgut Opera.
Other notable opera performances include Andrew’s debut for Opera Australia as Fenton in Falstaff and the role of Avvakum in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova at the Moscow State Conservatory; Belmonte in (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Novice (Billy Budd), Janek (The Makropoulos Affair) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Opera Australia; return appearances at the Bolshoi for Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and the tour of the Bolshoi production of Eugene Onegin performing Lensky at The Ljubljana Music Festival, Slovenia, La Scala, Milan and Teatro Real, Madrid and The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. Andrew also made his debut at the Liceu, Barcelona as Silvio in Martin Y Soler’s L’Arbore di Diana, and his UK debut singing the role of Gomatz in Mozart’s Zaide with The Classical Opera Company.
As well as performing regularly with duo partner Daniel de Borah, they have also recorded Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise for ABC Classic FM.
Born in Sydney, Andrew studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied with Robert Dean in the UK.
During his studies Andrew won a number of awards and scholarships: The Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, 2nd place in the Yelena Obraztsova Singing Competition in St. Petersburg; the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship; the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship; and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He also received support from the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.
Please visit: www.andrewgoodwintenor.com
Liane Keegan - Dramatic Contralto
Born in Australia, Liane received scholarships from the Opera Foundation Australia, Shell Royal Covent Garden Scholarship which enabled her to study at the National Opera Studio London. She attended the AIMS summer School in Graz Austria on the Opera Australia Foundation Scholarship and in 1997, she won a Bayreuth Bursary from the Wagner Society of Great Britain.
Liane came to the attention of both critics and public alike with roles including Azucena Il Trovatore for Opera of South Australia, Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Australia conducted by Simone Young. Mistress Quickly in the Minnesota Sommerfest production of Falstaff conducted by Jeffrey Tate. Suzuki Madame Butterfly with Opera North. First Norn The Twilight of the Gods with English National Opera and Offreds Mother in The Handmaids tale. Rosa Mamai L Árlesiana, Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Holland Park London. Filipjevna Eugene Onegin, First Norn with Staatstheater Stuttgart. Klytemnestra Elektra, Brigitte Die Tote Stadt, Leocadja Begbick Aufstieg und fall der stadt Mahagonny with Theater Hagen (ensemble member 2006-2008). As a member of the ensemble of Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2008-2012, Liane sang among many other roles, First Norn, Siegrune Der Ring des Niebelungen, Adelaide Arabella, Madelon Andrea Chenier, Mother Johanne Dialogues des Carmelites, Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro, Filipjevna Eugene Onegin, Mayors wife Jenufa, Anna Les Troyens, Emilia Otello, 3rd Lady Die Zauberflote, Mary Der Fliegende Hollander and Mamma Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana.
Concert appearances have included Mozart Requiem with Sir Neville Mariner and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara in the British Premier of Korngold’s Violanta at the1997 BBC Proms conducted by Paul Daniels. Waltraute in Act 3 Die Walkure with Antonio Pappano at the Edinburgh Festival. Alto solo Janacek Glagolitic Mass for Sydney Symphony under Sir Charles Mackerras. 1st Norn Gotterdammerung with Sydney Symphony conducted by Ado De Waart. Gaea Daphne VARA Concertgebouw Amsterdam conducted by Ado De Waart. Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder. Five Tudor Portraits Vaughan Wiliams Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Vernon Handley. Guo Wenjing Inscriptions on Bone at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam conducted by Ed Spanjaard, revived in Amsterdam and Wiener Konzerthaus with the Klangforum Wien, conducted by Hans Zender. Zweite Magd Elektra 2006 Edinburgh Festival conducted by Ed Gardiner. Madame de Croissy Edinburgh Festival 2007 conducted by Ed Gardiner. Das Lied von der Erde and the role of Baba the Turk in Rakes Progress with The Auckland Philharmonia conducted by Eckehardt Stier. Das Klagende Lied Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Fritsch. Alto solo Mahler 2nd Symphony West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniels.
Since returning to Australia permanently in 2012, Liane has appeared with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/BBC UK in The last night of the Proms singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and as Albine in Thais by Massenet and as the Alto Soloist in Beethoven 9th symphony .The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Wailes appearing in The Music Makers and Sea Pictures by Elgar. This concert is available on cd. Alto solo in Alexander Nevsky by Prokoviev and Erda in the RMP Wagner Spectacular. Liane appeared as Erda in Opera Australia’s Der Ring des Niebelungen in Melbourne in 2016. Alto soloist Mahler 8 Zelman Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Shiells. Liane appeared as Siegrune Die Walkure Act 3 in the reopening of Hamer Hall Gala Concert. Guest artist with Victorian Opera in the White nights Gala. Mary in Der Fliegende Hollander and as the Old lady and The Princess in Respighi’s Sleeping Beauty with Victorian Opera. Guest Artist with Ludovico’s Band singing Monteverdi arias and duets. Liane appears regularly as the Alto soloist with Heidelburg Chorale in such works as The Messiah, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle and most recently in Elijah.
Liane appears as Erda, 1st Norn and Waltraute Die Walkure on the 2004 Melba Records recording of the first Australian Ring Cycle conducted by Asher Fisch.
Future engagements include, the roles of Edwige in William Tell, Genevieve in Pelleas and Mellisande with Victorian Opera. The Alto solo in Bernstein Symphony 1 and Mahler Rueckert Lieder and selections from Bernstein’s Broadway show tunes with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.