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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. She also sang in?Woolf Works?for The Royal Ballet and in the Life Reimagined gala. She returns in the 2018/19 Season to sing Woglinde (Der Ring des Nibelungen).

Lauren trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she won numerous awards. Her opera appearances away from the Royal Opera House include Musetta (La bohème) for Welsh National Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Violetta Valéry (La traviata) for Opera Holland Park and Agnès (Written on Skin) with the Melos Sinfonia at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg.

Fagan’s concert appearances include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Järvi, Roxana (Król Roger) with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Pappano, Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasilieras with the Philharmonia, Peer Gynt with the Orchestre national de Lyon and Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music at the BBC Proms under Sakari Oramo.

News and features

Why classical singers are like elite athletes

17 August 2016
Why classical singers are like elite athletes

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’

6 July 2015
Young Artist profile: Lauren Fagan - ‘Being an opera singer isn’t a normal job – it’s a vocation that influences your whole life’

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

26 May 2015
Operalia 2015 quarter-finalists announced

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 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

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

Luis Gomes and Lauren Fagan as the Lovers in Il tabarro

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

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

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

Lauren Fagan

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

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

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

Lauren Fagan as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lauren Fagan as Woglinde, Angela Simkin as Flosshilde, Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberich, Christina Bock as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

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

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 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

Lauren Fagan

Lauren Fagan as Woglinde, Angela Simkin as Flosshilde, Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberich, Christina Bock as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

Lauren Fagan in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week

Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and Luis Gnomes in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta