TIFFANY SPEIGHT

 

Soprano

Rinaldo, Rheingau Musik Festival

“Among all the singers, Tiffany Speight displayed breathtaking coloratura with pin-point accuracy…..a thrilling Armida with an effortless top, expansive breath control and engaging presence”

Op-online.de - August 2011

Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Australia

'Tiffany Speight’s Susanna was appealing and feisty, and she sings with bright rounded clarity and naturalness

Peter McCallum

Sydney Morning Herald January 2007

“The Pamina, Tiffany Speight, is at the stage of career where her voice is blossoming; her great aria in Act II, ‘Ach, ich fuehl's’, carries the sweetness and tangy upper register of the young Yvonne Kenny.”

Michael Shmith

The Sunday Age April 2005

The Magic Flute, Opera Australia

“Best of all is Speight's full-throated Pamina. She brings to the character a full throated richness of tone while being pure and alluring of presence and voice. She is the beating heart of this charming, cool version of Mozart’s masterpiece.”

John Slavin

The Age April 2005  Helpmann and Green Room Award winner, Tiffany Speight, is one of Australia's sought after soprano's. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, she has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships that have enabled her to study and perform overseas in numerous countries including Paris, Berlin, UK and Vienna.

Tiffany made her opera debut as Cupid in Semele with the Victorian State Opera and became a Young Artist with the company, where she sang Despina in Così fan tutte. She later joined Opera Australia's Young Artist Program, performing Juliet in the MODD (Music Opera Dance Drama) production of Roméo et Juliette. Other roles during this time included Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for the Victorian State Opera Education Program, the title roles in Patience, Gigi and The Merry Widow, Frasquita (Carmen), Lillian (Kurt Weill's Happy End) as well as numerous recitals in Sydney and Melbourne.

Subsequently she has performed with the NBR New Zealand Opera as Musetta (La bohème), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Romilda (Xerxes), Armida in Rinaldo for the Rheingau Music Festival, Opera Under the Stars in Broome, the Castlemaine State Festival, the Prime Minister's Olympic Dinner, created the female roles in a new production" Who killed Mario Lanza" The Best of British and The Gilbert and Sullivan Show (The Production Company), appeared on the ABC hit TV show “Spicks and Specks” and performed a solo recital for Musica Viva which was broadcast on Classic FM.

Tiffany’s many roles for Opera Australia include Phyllis (Iolanthe), Cherubino and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (also for Opera Queensland), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (also for Opera Queensland), Giannetta (The Gondoliers), Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Ellen (Lakmé), Papagena and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Micaëla and Frasquita (Carmen), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (Green Room award), Yum Yum (The Mikado), Josephine (HMS Pinafore) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) as well as Mimi (La bohème) and Angelica (Orlando) . She has also performed the title role in L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Helpmann Award), Romilda (Xerxes),Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare),Donna Elvira(Don Giovanni), Anne truelove (Rakes Progress) and Pat Nixon ( Nixon in China) for Victorian Opera.

Further concert appearances include performances with Tasmania, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Sydney Philharmonia. She has been a regular with the Australian Pops Orchestra, performed with the Seoul Symphony, a guest artist with Australian String quartet and Australian Chamber Orchestra and travelled with the Lautten Compagney in Germany.

Most recently, Tiffany appeared with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for a live broadcast of Beethoven's Symphony no 9, performed in Pergolesi's Stabet Mater and was a guest artist for Singapore Lyric Opera in the role of Valencienne in Merry Wi dow.