Deborah Humble joins the Music Board of the Tait Memorial Trust

Acclaimed for her performances of the works of Richard Wagner, Australian mezzo-soprano, Deborah Humble is one of Australia’s most successful international singers. She has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg Easter Festival, Seattle Symphony, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic and the London Mozart Players and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. We are delighted to confirm that Deborah has agreed to join the Music Board, of esteemed Australian performers and artists, of the Tait Memorial Trust.

After gaining a Bachelor of Music from the University of Adelaide and a Masters Degree from the University of Melbourne, Deborah was a member of the Victoria State Opera Young Artist Programme. Having been a Principal Artist for both Opera Australia and The State Opera of Hamburg she has embarked upon a freelance career which takes her all over the world. Deborah is a highly sought after adjudicator and advanced teacher in Australia and recently gave a master class for the Melba Trust in Melbourne, as part of her role as a Mentor with the Trust, and was also invited to adjudicate for the Sydney Eisteddfod

The Music Board and the Artistic Planning Committee bring their vast international experience to assist us in selecting our Annual awards. Over the past three years our awards have more than doubled, and have  increased to £40,000 per annum, with several awards of £5,000 per awardee, the selection process is vital to ensure the most deserving and talented young artists are supported in their studies.

Deborah Humble, Mezzo-Soprano

Deborah joins our Music Board which is chaired by TMT Chairman, Isla Baring OAM

Caroline Almonte, Concert Pianist
Julian Gavin, Operatic Tenor
Dr Leslie Howard, Concert Pianist
Deborah Humble, Operatic Mezzo-Soprano
Liane Keegan, Operatic Dramatic-Contralto
Cameron Menzies, Stage & Opera Director
Anthony Roden, Operatic Tenor & Teacher

Tait Artistic Planning
Jessica Cottis, Conductor
Jayson Gillham, Concert Pianist
Katrina Sheppeard, Operatic Soprano
Chad Vindin, Accompanist

To apply for a Tait Award please check our website here for further information.

Siobhan Stagg sings at the Salzburg Festival. Next stop Berlin!

Siobhan Stagg recently sang the role of St Catherine in Brauenfels opera, Jeanne d’Arc @SbgFestival. Siobhan was a Tait Awardee 2012, the Sinclair and Wendy Hill Award.

Siobhan Stagg, Soprano. Tait Memorial Trust Awardee 2012
Siobhan Stagg, Soprano. Tait Memorial Trust Awardee 2012

This lovely review of @SiobhanStagg in Seen and Heard

Due to her Prize from the Australian International Opera Awards, Siobhan studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff

” The small rôle of St. Catherine was helped to unexpected prominence by the wonderfully appealing, charismatic voice of soprano Siobhan Stagg, a fresh and healthy instrument, with friendly ease through every register”

Other roles for Siobhan at the Salzburg Festival include:

SALZBURG FESTIVAL: Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder (SALZBURG, AUSTRIA)

Photo (c) Dorike van Genderen

Photo (c) Dorike van Genderen

Sunday 28 July @ 11am (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 10 August @ 3pm

Monday 12 August (CLOSED)

Wednesday 14 August @ 5pm

Sunday 25 August @ 3pm

Siobhan plays Konstanze in this family-friendly production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio. Conducted by Ben Gernon (Winner 2013 Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award) and directed by Johannes Schmid.



Thursday 1 August @ 8PM, Felsenreitschule.

Siobhan plays Saint Catherine in this important concert performance of Joan of Arc by Walter Braunfels (1882–1954). Manfred Honeck conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien.


SALZBURG FESTIVAL: Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte für Kinder

Salzburg Festival

PREMIERE: Thursday 8 August @ 5PM (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 11 August @ 3PM

Wednesday 28 August @ 5PM

Siobhan Stagg plays Pamina in The Magic Flute for children. Directed by Ulrich Peter and conducted by Kai Röhrig.


SALZBURG FESTIVAL: Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor

Friday 23 August 2013 @ 9pm, ‘Residenzhof’, Residenzplatz 1
5020 Salzburg

To celebrate the culmination of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, the soloists perform a gala concert with Camerata Salzburg conducted by Theodor Guschlbauer. Siobhan sings the role of Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s comic singspiel, The Impresario.


September 2013 – June 2014

Roberto Alagna and Elena Garanca in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Roberto Alagna and Elena Garanca in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

For the 2013/14 season Siobhan joins the Deutsche Oper Berlin as one of five young artists. She will perform several roles in the company’s mainstage season including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Woglinde in Das Rheingold and the Woodbird in Siegfried (starring Eric Owens and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), Frasquita in Carmen (starring Roberto Alagna) and Sophie in Werther (starring Vittorio Grigolo).

Click this link to see Siobhan’s complete performance schedule at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

“Un sol tuo sospiro” from J.A. Hasse’s serenata Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra (1725)
Siobhan Stagg (soprano) with the Orchestra of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival
conducted by Richard Divall AO OBE

Recorded at a live performance at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia, in January 2012.

Siobhan Stagg website

Salzburg Festival website

Deutsche Opera Berlin website