Biography

Sky Ingram is an Australian soprano living in London, where she trained at the National Opera Studio (sponsored by Opera North) and studied on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.  She also trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, South Australia.
 
Sky performed the role of Lea in the world premiere of Glare for her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2014 to huge critical acclaim, returning to the Royal Opera the following year for the role of Venus in Rossi’s Orpheus at Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. After recently been engaged by Opera North in the roles of Musetta La bohème, Helena A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Clorinda La Cenerentola, Sky continued to sing Musetta in La bohème for English Touring Opera and Avis in The Wreckers for the Bard SummerScape in New York, USA. In 2016 Sky debuted as the title role of Rusalka in Valladolid, Spain, and La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro in Kristiansand, Norway.

Sky has performed oratorio and concert repertoire around Australia and the UK and has sung on ABC and BBC radio. She is a regular guest artist with Raymond Gubbay Ltd. and with them has been the soloist in concerts such as Last Night of the Proms concert series, Carols by Candlelight and their Classical Spectacular concert series. She has performed, in concert, in various venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Paris Auditorium St Germain, Rouen Opera House, St John’s Smiths Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Concert Hall, Australia House UK, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Centre in New York.

Awards and prizes

Sky has won several music Scholarships and Competitions in both Australia and the UK; most recently an International Opera Awards Foundation bursary, GSMD Harold Rosenthal Prize, Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Bursary, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, Wingate Scholarship, and the 2011 ROSL Overseas Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas, after which she was among a few Australians to be invited by the Queen to attend a reception for leading Australians living in the UK, at Buckingham Palace.
 
Other significant awards include: Winner of The Australian 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, a George Boland Scholarship, Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship, Tait Memorial Scholarship, Finalist in The Australian Singing Competition Marianne Mathy Awards, and SA Young Achiever of the Year (Arts section). Sky received numerous scholarships to attend the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and was sponsored by Opera North while at the National Opera Studio.

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Recent Opera roles

  • Rusalka Rusalka (Valladolid Opera Project, Spain)
  • Contessa Almaviva/Le nozze di Figaro (Pop-up Opera, Norway)
  • Lea Glare (Royal Opera House), Venus Orpheus (Royal Opera House)
  • Avis The Wreckers (Bard SummerScape, USA)
  • Musetta La bohème (Opera North)
  • Musetta La bohème (English Touring Opera)
  • Helena A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North, GSMD, WAAPA)
  • Frau Fluth Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (GSMD)
  • Madame Lidoine Dialogues des Carmelites (GSMD)
  • Emily Our Town (GSMD - UK & European Premiere)
  • Female Chorus (cover) The Rape of Lucretia (BYO)
  • Micaëla Carmen (Alexander Productons)
  • Pamina The Magic Flute (Elder Con.)
  • Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Opera North)
  • Abigail Williams The Crucible (WAAPA - Australian Premiere).

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Photo: Joseph Traylen Photography

Die australische Sopranistin Sky Ingram stammt aus Adelaide, lebt aber jetzt in London, wo sie dank ihrem Sponsor (Opera North) ein Operntraining im National Opera Studio absolvierte.  Ihre Studien umfassen einen Masters of Performance Opernkurs an der Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD), ein Postgraduate-Diplom an der Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts(WAAPA) und ein Bachelorstudium Musikwissenschaft am Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.


2014 debütierte Sky Ingram unter groβem Beifall der Kritiker am Royal Opera House, Convent Garden als Lea in der Uraufführung von Glare. 2015 erfolgte ihr Amerika-Debüt  als Avis in The Wreckers auf dem Musikfestival Bard SummerScape in New York. Bei einem erneuten Engagement am Royal Opera House sang Sky Ingram die Partie der Venus in Rossis Orpheus am Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. Sie sang dann 2016 die Titelpartie der Oper Rusalka in Valladoli, Spanien und die Rolle der Contessa in Le nozze die Figaro in Norwegen.

Weitere Partien umfassen: Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Opera North), Musetta/La Bohème  (English Touring Opera), Musetta/La Bohème (Opera North), Micaëla/Carmen (Alexander Productons), Niece 2 (cover)/Peter Grimes (English National Opera), Helena/A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North, GSMD, WAAPA), Frau Fluth/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (GSMD), Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmélites (GSMD), Emily/Our Town (GSMD, Groβbritannien- und Europapremiere ), Frauenchor/The Rape of Lucretia (British Youth Opera), Phyllis/Iolanthe (G&S Soc. S.A.), Servillia/La clemenza di Tito (Australian Opera Studio), Pamina/The Magic Flute (Elder Conservatorium), Brigitte, Cover/Iolanta (GSMD), Gerda/Fennimore & Gerda (Ardente Opera), Abigail Williams/The Crucible (WAAPA - Australienpremiere).

Überdies hat Sky Ingram in Australien und Groβbritannien sowohl in Oratorien- und Konzertaufführungen als auch im ABC und BBC Radio gesungen.  Sie gastiert immer wieder bei Raymond Gubbay Ltd. und war als Solistin in Konzerten wie Last Night of the Proms, Carols by Candlelight und Spectacular Classics zu hören. Sie trat in Konzerten in den folgenden Veranstaltungsorten auf: Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Auditorium St. Germain (Paris), Opéra der Rouen, St John’s Smiths Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Concert Hall, Australia House UK, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham und SUNY Purchase.

In Australien sowie in Groβbritannien war Sky Ingram Preisträgerin verschiedener Wettbewerbe und erhielt auch mehrere Musikstipendien; zuletzt ein International Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, den GSMD Harold Rosenthal Prize, das Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Bursary, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, Wingate Scholarship und die 2011 Royal Over-Seas League - Overseas Trophy für die herausragende Musikerpersönlichkeit aus überseeischen Ländern, wofür sie zusammen mit einigen anderen Australiern zu einem Empfang im Buckingham Palace von Elisabeth II. eingeladen wurde.
 
Andere wichtige Preise waren der 1. Preis von The Australian 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, der George Boland Scholarship, das Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship, Tait Memorial Scholarship, Sky Ingram war Finalistin in The Australian Singing Competition Marianne Mathy Award und South Australian Young Achiever of the Year (Arts Section).

Zukünftige Engagements umfassen die Classical Spectacular Konzertserie an der Royal Albert Hall und die Last Night of the Autumn Proms an der Royal Festival Hall mit Raymond Gubbay Ltd., Helena (cover) in Midsummer Night’s Dream an der ENO (English National Opera); Erste Dame in der Oper Die Zauberflöte für Scottish Opera und Konzertauftritte in Norwegen, London und Perth (Australien). 

Sky Ingram - soprano