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Lauren Fagan

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Lauren Fagan in action.
Lauren Fagan as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

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 included 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), in Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet and in the Life Reimagined gala. In the 2015/16 Season she sings First Muse (Orfeo, Shakespeare’s Globe), Lila (The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Linbury Studio Theatre), Amante (Il tabarro), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) and Ines (Il trovatore).

Her other roles include 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

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.

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.

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