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Lauren Fagan

Jette Parker Young Artist


Lauren Fagan in action.
Lauren Fagan in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Australian soprano Lauren Fagan joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2014/15 Season. In her first Season her roles include Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Guilia (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week), Girl (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and singing in the Life Reimagined Gala.

Fagan completed a business degree before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Susan Waters. Roles at the GSMD included Lia (L'Enfant prodigue) and scenes as Micaëla (Carmen), Jenůfa, the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Natasha (War and Peace), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte). Other roles have included Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave) at Banff Summer Arts Festival. She won the GSMD Patrick Libby Prize for Dramatic Work and was runner up in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria Final.

Fagan has received support from Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, Opera and Arts Support Group, Tait Memorial Trust, Ars Musica Australis, Opus 50 Charitable Trust, the Walter Hyde Bequest and the City Livery Club London.

News and features

Operalia 2015 quarter-finalists announced

Operalia 2015 quarter-finalists announced

26 May 2015

The ROH will host the finals for the first time this year, with the shortlist featuring three Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists.

Five new singers to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2014

Five new singers to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2014

6 January 2014

Programme offers tailored coaching and instruction for promising singers at the start of their career.