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 Guilia (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week), Girl (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte).
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.
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6 January 2014
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