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Royal Opera House: Young Artist Profile

The Australian soprano, Lauren Fagan, on following in the footsteps of Nina Stemme and Sonya Yoncheva through the Operalia competition, and why opera is an ever-changing art form. Being an opera singer isn’t a normal job – it’s a vocation that influences your whole life. ‘I didn’t grow up listening to opera but when I was little I loved to sing along with my mum’s CDs. I think I was able to hit the high E in Phantom of the Opera and […]

Royal Opera House ringing to the sounds of Australian voices

Lauren is featured in the Sydney Morning Harold: Sydney soprano Lauren Fagan never expected to win a place in the Royal Opera House’s prestigious and highly competitive Jette Parker Young Artists Program. She never really took her singing seriously until she was accepted into the Melba Trust, an Australian development program, in 2011, and two of her singing coaches had warned her she would have only a slim chance of success should she audition. So it was a surprise to […]