Sian Sharp

Mezzo-Soprano

Management: Australasia

Sian Sharp was excellent as Suzuki, Butterfly's trusty servant. Sharp successfully plays her as a cocky tomboy through Act I, who becomes a warm confidante in Act II and vigilant defender in Act III. The role was a well-acted and beautifully sung portrayal of a character who can often be overlooked."

Deen Hamaker, Sounds Like Sydney, June 28, 2019

As Suzuki, Sian Sharp was far from meek obeisance, flashing haughty disdain when patronized and singing with quietly glowing control, and hints of darkness."

Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, June 29, 2019

Sian Sharp brings a rare and welcome warmth as Maddalena’s faithful maid Bersi.""

Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise, August 10, 2019

Sian Pendry, as his sister Maddalena, captured a sense of vocal freedom and seductive colour. Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, July 8, 2018 ;Sian Pendry was a wonderful La belle Dulcinée, her honey-golden mezzo reaching an apex in Lorsque le temps d'amour a fui of Act 4…”

David Barmby, ArtsHub, May 11, 2018

Sian Sharp joined Opera Australia as a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artists’ Development Program following her time as a Developing Artist with Opera Queensland.

 

She has since sung many of the major mezzo-soprano roles for the company including the title role in Carmen and Mercedes (Carmen), Amneris (Aida), Marchesa Melibea (Il Viaggio a Reims), La Belle Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Waltraute and Siegrune (Ring Cycle), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Arsace, (Partenope), Federica (Luisa Miller), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Stéphano (Romeo and Juliet), Nancy (Albert Herring), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Inez (Il Trovatore), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Kitchen Boy (Rusalka), Page (Salome).

 

Sian has also appeared with Opera Australia in concert as Bersi (Andrea Chenier) and Albine (Thais), as well as in The Domain and New Year’s Eve Gala Concerts and their Great Opera Hits concerts.

 

2021 will see Sian continue her long relationship with Opera Australia in the roles of Nicklausse/Muse (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Emilia (Otello), and Rossweisse in Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Brisbane.

 

On the concert platform Sian has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as Mary in The Flying Dutchman.  For Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sian has sung in Bach’s St. John Passion, Elijah, Dream of Gerontius, a series of Bach concerts, and will perform her first Verdi Requiem with them this year.

Sian Sharp is managed by Graham Pushee: graham@artsmanagement.com.au
April 2021
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