Tabatha McFadyen

Performer's story

Tabatha is a recent graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium. She was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal from her alma mater, studying with Prof. Janet Delpratt and Prof. Lisa Gasteen, and was academically supervised by Dr. Stephen Emmerson.

In 2013, she won the 32nd National Liederfest with her long-running musical partner, Alex Raineri, and as a finalist in the 2012 Australian Singing Competition, she was the recipient of the Mozart Opera Institute Award and the Nelly Apt Scholarship.

With a long-standing interest in new music, she has been a regular guest artist with Brisbane contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano and has collaborated with several composers including Liam Flenady, Peter Clark and Gerardo Dirie. Most recently, she performed as soprano soloist in Camerata of St. John's acclaimed collaboration with Actor/Director Tama Matheson, 'Johann Sebastian', and as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Johannes Fritzsch.

Her operatic roles have included Zerlina (Don Giovanni ), Titania (The Fairy Queen), Suor
Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro with QCGU, Susanna (Le
Nozze di Figaro) for Opera New England, and Prilepa in Tchaikovsky's Queen of
Spades with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.