Warwick Fyfe – heroic baritone

“Warwick Fyfe was an outstanding , compelling, and tireless Wotan. Big of voice and commanding of gesture, he was never blustery, indeed, one was always aware of Wotan’s vulnerabilities,  just below his grand surface” Michael Shmith, Opera. April 2022.  

Warwick Fyfe is a Helpmann Award-winning singer and is considered one of Australia’s finest baritones. Recent appearances include Wotan Die Walküre, 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.

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); Barone di Trombonok Il viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia) and Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia for Victorian Opera; 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.

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.

Wagner, Die Walküre, Orch. of the Music Makers, Singapore. . 2020 Conductor Tzelaw Chan

Wagner, Die Walküre, Melbourne Opera. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 2022 Conductor Anthony Negus

Wagnerian Roles

Wotan, Die Walküre, Melbourne Opera. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 2022 Conductor Anthony Negus

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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