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Australian soprano.

Allegra Giagu made her Sydney Opera House debut at the age of eleven, and has since performed as a young artist with respected conductors, directors and ensembles throughout the UK, continental Europe and Australasia.

Being half Italian, Allegra maintains strong ties to her heritage, having recently returned from a period of intensive study in association with the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Padua. She returns by invitation in October to compete in the XXVI Concorso Lirico Internazionale Iris Adami Corradetti.

In 2013, Allegra was a featured artist on the Oscar Nominated and Ivor Award winning Anna Karenina film soundtrack, and last month was awarded five-star reviews for her role debut as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the Black Cat Opera Company.

Roles include, Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore), Ilia (Idomeneo), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Angelica (Orlando) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) amongst others.

Recent debuts include principal roles in Chloe Charody's circus opera The Carnival, performed in Hamburg, on London's West End, and throughout the UK. Allegra also created the title role of a new opera Photo Socrates, composed by Clio Montrey for Vienna.

Awards have included The Helen Myers Vocal Scholarship from the Sydney Conservatorium and full-scholarships for studies abroad, completed at the Royal College of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Allegra was also the recipient of a Wiener Meisterkurse Scholarship for studies in Austria.

Past engagements include performing with the Sydney Symphony and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, singing for the Dalai Lama at Sydney Opera House, appearing as soloist for The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, participating in the Vespers at St Peters in the Vatican City, and collaborating with Dame Judi Dench on ClassicFM for the Story of Christmas Charity Fundraising Gala. 

August 2014

Roles in Scotland

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando
Così fan tutte 2014
Countess Almaviva
Nozze di Figaro 2015

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