TARYN FIEBIG Soprano
Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia most popular and versatile artists. In 2017, she sings Musetta (La bohème) for Opera Australia, Michal (Saul) for the Adelaide Festival, and the title role in The Merry Widow for West Australian Opera; in concert, she is soloist with Sydney Philharmonia, Auckland Philharmonia and the Opera Australia Orchestra.
Taryn has performed with all the major Australian opera companies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Ensemble and the Sydney, West Australian, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Internationally, she has sung for the Edinburgh Festival (in Opera Australia’s production of Bliss), in America for the LA Ear Unit and in the UK with the English Chamber Orchestra and for BBC Radio 4.
In 2004, Taryn joined the Young Artists Program at Opera Australia; she remained with the company as an ensemble member until 2010 before becoming a freelance artist. Roles for Opera Australia have included Susanna, Zerlina and Despina in Sir David McVicar’s trio of Mozart productions (The Marrige of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cos. fan tutte), Pamina and Papagena in The Magic Flute, Musetta in La bohème, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Oscar in A Masked Ball, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Lisa in La sonnambula, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Aphrodite in The Love of the Nightingale, Karolka in Jenůfa and The Woodbird and Gutrune in Wagner’s Ring cycle. For New Zealand Opera, she has sung Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride.
A musical theatre highlight for Taryn was over 200 performances as Eliza Dolittle in Opera Australia’s National Tour of My Fair Lady. Gilbert and Sullivan roles have included The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, both Tessa and Gianetta in The Gondoliers and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.
Taryn is also an accomplished cellist, leading both the Western Australian Youth Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra. She continues to play and appears in concert as both singer and cellist.
Taryn was Sicle in Ormindo (2009) and The Priestess of Bacchus (Anacréon), The Statue (Pigmalion) and Erighetta (Erighetta e Don Chilone) in our 2017 mid year Triple Bill production Rameau: Anacréon & Pigmalion. She will sing the role of Selinde in Vivaldi's Farnace in 2019.