Acclaimed for a voice with an expansive vocal expression, Fiona Jopson is a “gleaming soprano ripe with elegance, dynamism and flexibility”.
Highlights from the 18/19 Wiener Staatsoper season includes Helmwige (Die Walküre), Dritte Norn (Götterdämmerung), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Zweites Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) with Maestro Valery Gergiev.
Fiona performed the role of Leonora in Il Trovatore for Citi Opera and Ariadne in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos for OperaBox conducted by Christopher Dragon.
Fiona’s repertoire includes Leonora (Il Trovatore), Elisabetta di Valois (Don Carlo), Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), Mimi (La Boheme), Liù (Turandot), Elsa (Lohengrin), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Born in Scone, Australia, Fiona holds a BMus Performance (Repertoire) from the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts.
Fiona has been a winner and finalist in many prominent singing competitions and in 2017 was a finalist in the Elizabeth Connell International Singing Competition for Dramatic Sopranos and won the Vienna State Opera Award. In 2015, Fiona won the 91st Herald Sun Aria Competition, widely renowned as the oldest competition in Australia.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships such as the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship (Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust), Opus 50 Charitable Trust and the Thomas Baker Acclaim Opera Fellowship (Acclaim Awards) to study at the Accademia alla Scala in Milan.
Fiona has had extensive performance experience with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Melbourne Opera and Citi Opera. She has had numerous opportunities on the concert platform and in recital. Performances have included Soprano Solos in Bach’s Magnificat in D and Mass in F Major and recitals of operatic arias and Lieder, including Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.