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Popular Australian Soprano, Taryn Fiebig Has Passed Away

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One of the notable Australian opera and musical theatre sopranos, Taryn Fiebig is dead. She passed away today March 20 2021 at the age of 49.

According to the information posted on social media, Taryn died in Sydney after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

She was one of the country’s most prolific and popular operatic and concert artists, Taryn touched the lives of literally thousands of colleagues and admirers.

Most recently, she sang Musetta (La bohème) and Despina (Cosi fan tutte) for Opera Australia; Michal (Saul) for the Adelaide Festival; Gerhilde (Die Walküre) in Singapore; Selinda (Farnace) for Pinchgut Opera and the title role in The Merry Widow for West Australian Opera; in concert, she was a frequent soloist with all the major Australasian orchestras.

Roles for Opera Australia included: Susanna, Zerlina and Despina in Sir David McVicar’s trio of Mozart productions (The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte), Pamina and Papagena in The Magic Flute, Musetta in La bohème, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Clorinda in Cenerentola, Lisa in La sonnambula, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Aphrodite in The Love of the Nightingale, Karolka in Jenufa and The Woodbird and Gutrune in Der Ring des Nibelungen. Her performance as Lucy Joy in Bliss earned her a Helpmann Award. For New Zealand Opera, she sang Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride.

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