Warwick Fyfe – baritone

“Warwick Fyfe’s Beckmesser was simply extraordinary and galvanising. As with his incomparable Alberich in The Ring, Fyfe brought the same combination of
quirkiness and menace to Nuremberg’s artful Staatschreiber.”
Michael Shmith, Australian Book Review, Arts. 14/11/18

Warwick Fyfe is a Helpmann Award-winning singer and is considered one of Australia’s finest baritones.  Recent appearances include Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte), Amonasro (Aida), Geronio (Il turco in Italia) and Klingsor (Parsifal) for Opera Australia, Alberich (Das Rheingold) for the Japan Philharmonic and Tianjin Symphony Orchestras and Peter (Hansel and Gretel) in Singapore.  2019 appearances included Athanaël (Thaïs) and Amonasro for Finnish National Opera, Barone di Trombonok (Il viaggio a Reims) for Opera Australia and Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Victorian Opera; in 2020, Warwick sings Alberich and Amonasro for Opera Australia, Wotan (Die Walküre) in Singapore, Pizarro (Fidelio) in Melbourne and Perth and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Melbourne Symphony.

Following studies at the Victoria College of the Arts, he joined Victorian State Opera’s Young Artist Program and became an Opera Australia Young Artist, subsequently becoming a principal artist.

His current repertoire includes Don Pizarro Fidelio,  Klingsor Parsifal Dr Schön Lulu, Peter Hänsel und Gretel. Tonio Pagliacci, Scarpia Tosca, Mandryka     Arabella, the title roles in Falstaff Falstaff and Rigoletto Rigoletto, Germont pere La traviata, The Dutchman Der fliegende Holländer, Heerrufer Lohengrin, Faninal   Der Rosenkavalier, Fritz Kothner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Alberich Der Ring des Nibelungen and Wolfram von Eschenbach Tannhäuser. Recent performances include Beckmesser Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Opera Australia) & Athanael Thais (Finnish National Opera & Ballet).

Warwick Fyfe’s concert engagements in repertoire include: Beethoven Symphony No.9, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana have taken him to orchestras such as the Adelaide, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society and the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra.His recordings include The Love for Three Oranges (Chandos CD) & Der Rosenkavalier (Opera Australia CD/DVD).

Recent highlights include Bluebeard Bluebeard’s Castle with the Monash Academy Orchestra, Leporello Don Giovanni for New Zealand Opera, Amonasro Aïda for Opera AustraliaDaland Der fliegende Holländer for Victorian Opera and Mahler  Symphony No. 8 with the Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore. He made his UK operatic debut with English Touring Opera in their production of The Tales of Hoffmann as Lindorf /Dr Coppélius/Dr Miracle/Dappertutto,  he then returned to Opera Australia as Dr Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia, Paolo Simon Boccanegra and Alberich Der Ring des Nibelungen, his debut with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra as Alberich Das Rheingold, and a concert performance as Alberich Das Rheingold in Tianjin, China,


Opera: Roles performed

Bartok: Bluebeard. (Bluebeard). Blackwood Hall. Monash University, Melbourne .

Berg: Lulu ( Dr Schoen / Jack the Ripper). Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Beethoven: Fidelio (Pizarro). Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia.

Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann (Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr Miracle, Dappertutto). UK, English Touring Opera

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Tonio). Auckland; Wellington NZ, NZ Opera Company.

Strauss: Arabella (Mandryka). Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Faninal). Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia.

Verdi: Rigoletto (Rigoletto). Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia. Te Aroa Centre Auckland, St. James’ Theatre, Wellington NZ, New Zealand Opera Company.

Verdi: Aida (Amonasro). Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre, HANDA Opera on the Harbour, Opera Australia

Verdi: Paolo (Simon Boccanegra). Sydney Opera House. Opera Australia.

Verdi: Falstaff (Falstaff). Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Wagner: Das Rheingold (Alberich). Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Wagner: Siegfried (Alberich). Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Wagner: Goetterdaemmerung (Alberich). Melbourne Arts Centre, Opera Australia.

Wagner: Der Fliegender Hollaender (Hollaender). Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia.

Wagnerian Roles

Alberich, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Opera Australia, Melbourne, 2013, 2016. Conductor Pietari Inkinen

Holländer, Der Fliegende Holländer, Opera Australia, Sydney, 2004, Conductor George Albrecht

Wolfram, Tannhäuser, Opera Australia, Sydney, 2007, Conductor Alex Ingram

Fasolt, Der Ring des Nibelungen, State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide, 1998, Conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate

Daland, Der Fliegende Holländer, Victorian Opera, Melbourne, 2015, Conductor Richard Mills

Kothner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Opera Australia, Sydney, 2003, Conductor Simone Young

Heerrufer, Lohengrin, Opera Australia, Melbourne, 2002, Conductor Gabor Ötvös

Reinmar, Tannhäuser, Opera Australia, Sydney/Melbourne, Opera Australia, 1998,

Conductors Philippe Auguin and Simone Young

Ortel, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Australian Opera, Melbourne, 1994,

Conductor Carlo Felice Cillario

Klingsor, Parsifal, Opera Australia, Sydney, 2017 (with Jonas Kaufmann)

Alberich, Rheingold. Japan, 2017

Beckmesser, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Opera Australia, Melbourne, 2018

Major covers:

Golaud (Pelleas et Melisande); Balstrode (Peter Grimes);

Beckmesser (Meistersinger); Nabucco; Macbeth; Arkel (Pelleas et Melisande);

La Roche / Olivier (Capriccio); Prus (Makropoulos Secret);

Musiklehrer (Ariadne Aus Naxos)

Representation in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Europe and the Middle East. Other territories click here.

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