Fiona Campbell joins the ASQ for its Margaret River Weekend of Music
Fiona Campbell is one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved classical singers – a producer, ABC presenter, accomplished international performer, recitalist and recording artist. Winner of the national Limelight Award for Best Solo Performance 2011 (with the ABO in their Haunting Handel concert series), vocal winner of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award and the ASC Opera Awards, Fiona has consistently received wide critical acclaim for her powerful performances and exquisite musicianship.
Fiona sings regularly as a principal artist with the major ensembles and orchestras in Australia including ACO, ABO, SSO, MSO, TSO, WASO, Australia Ensemble, ASQ, and with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, WA Opera and Pinchgut Opera. Her international collaborators have included the Brodsky Quartet, Tokyo Philharmonic, Soloists of Royal Opera House Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Euro-Asian Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera and Opera North.
Career highlights include several concerts with the legendary tenor José Carreras in Japan and Korea and as his special guest artist in Australia. Fiona has also been a touring favourite with Barbara Bonney, making her debut at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Cadogan Hall in London with the renowned international soprano.
Fiona has recorded many recitals and national broadcasts including her solo album Love & Loss, Baroque Duets, which features a world premiere recording of Handel (Vexations840), Classic 100 Opera, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans, Early French Cantatas and Just Classics 2 (ABC Classics).
Critical acclaim has been received for her portrayals of favourite operatic roles, such as Angelina Cenerentola, Olga Eugene Onegin, Hansel Hansel and Gretel, Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte, Siebel Faust, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia, Venus Tannhäuser, Ruggiero Alcina, Idamante Idomeneo, Vagaus Juditha Triumphans, Erisbe L’Ormindo, Suzuki Madama Butterfly; she was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro.
Her busy concert schedule has included works as varied as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire to producing an award-winning show for FRINGEWORLD. Fiona was a feature artist in Musica Viva’s Huntingdon Festival and has been a soloist in the ACO’s legendary performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
In 2019, Fiona continues a busy performance schedule, including the world premiere of Ned Kelly for Perth Festival, St Matthew Passion for WASO, appearing in Sweeny Todd for WA Opera, and as a soloist with the Australia Ensemble, MSO and Dvorak with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Fiona has also been appointed the West Australian State Manager for Musica Viva, and Artistic Director for the Government House Foundation, Perth.