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Lauren Fagan

Soprano

Biography

Lauren Fagan in action.
Lauren Fagan as Leïla in excerpts from Les Pêcheurs de perles, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Australian soprano Lauren Fagan was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2014–16, during which time her roles included Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Giulia (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week), Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore), Girl (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), First Muse (Orfeo, Shakespeare’s Globe), Lila (The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Linbury Studio Theatre), Amante (Il tabarro), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Antigone and Theban Woman (Oedipe) and Ines (Il trovatore) for The Royal Opera, in Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet and in the Life Reimagined gala.

Her other repertory includes Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave, for Banff Summer Arts Festival), Musetta (La bohème), Jemmy (Guillaume Tell), Lia (L’Enfant prodigue) and Blue Fairy (The Adventures of Pinocchio).

Fagan completed a business degree before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won numerous awards. Towards the end of her studies she was a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, with which she sang in La traviata, Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni and covered the role of Annina (La traviata).

News and features

The opera Olympics: Why classical singers are like elite athletes

The opera Olympics: Why classical singers are like elite athletes

17 August 2016

Long training hours, fierce competition, only the strongest make it to the top – professional singing is the ultimate sporting feat.

Young Artist profile: Lauren Fagan - ‘Being an opera singer isn’t a normal job – it’s a vocation that influences your whole life’

Young Artist profile: Lauren Fagan - ‘Being an opera singer isn’t a normal job – it’s a vocation that influences your whole life’

6 July 2015

The Australian soprano on following in the footsteps of Nina Stemme and Sonya Yoncheva through the Operalia competition, and why opera is an ever-changing art form.

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.

Photos

Lauren Fagan, Emily Edmonds, Mark Milhofer and Keri Fuge in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Jennifer Davis, Mary Bevan, Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Lauren Fagan as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, The Royal Opera

Lauren Fagan as Lila in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Lauren Fagan as Lila and Tai Oney As Hamlet in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Peter Kirk as Chulak, Lauren Fagan as Lila and Tai Oney As Hamlet in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando, Christopher Maltman as Count di Luna, Gregory Kunde as Manrico, Anna Pirozzi as Leonora and Lauren Fagan as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lauren Fagan as Ines and Anna Pirozzi as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Luis Gomes and Lauren Fagan as the Lovers in Il tabarro

Lauren Fagan, Jette Parker Young Artist with the Royal Opera House

Anush Hovhannisyan and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

James Platt and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan as Sister Genovieffa in Suor Angelica

Tai Oney as Hamlet, Lauren Fagan as Lila, Peter Kirk as Chulak in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Tai Oney as Hamlet, Lauren Fagan as Lila, Peter Kirk as Chulak in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Lauren Fagan as Lila in John Fulljames' The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Mark Milhofer, Lauren Fagan, Keri Fuge, Emily Edmonds and Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan and Yuriy Yurchuk in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan

Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in Orpheus

Karl Alfred Scheiner and Lauren Fagan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Lauren Fagan as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Samuel Dale Johnson as Zurga and Lauren Fagan as Leïla in excerpts from Les Pêcheurs de perles, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Luis Gomes and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan as Sister Genovieffa, Ermonela Jaho as Sister Angelica, Elizabeth Sikora as Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica

Lauren Fagan as Leïla in excerpts from Les Pêcheurs de perles, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

Lauren Fagan, Caroline Dowdle, Samuel Dale Johnson and Stage Director Greg Eldridge rehearsing scenes from the JPYA Summer Performance

Lauren Fagan, Samuel Dale Johnson and Greg Eldridge in rehearsals for the JPYA Summer Performance

Lauren Fagan as Ines and Anna Pirozzi as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lauren Fagan as Ines and Anna Pirozzi as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera