In Conversation with Warwick Fyfe
Warwick Fyfe, one of Australia’s finest and highly respected baritones, will demonstrate the assonance between Humperdinck's and Wagner's music. He will share historical information on Humperdinck’s work at Bayreuth and discuss his Wagnerian roles and his critically acclaimed performance in Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Melbourne.
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About Warwick Fyfe
Warwick Fyfe is an Australian opera singer who has won the coveted Helpmann Award and is a Churchill Fellow. He is considered to be one of Australia's finest and most highly respected Helden Baritones. In 2016, his performance as Alberich in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle in Melbourne won critical acclaim.
Warwick is an alumnus of the Victoria College of the Arts (Melbourne University) Opera Studio. Since then, he has worked with most of the major Australian and New Zealand opera companies, and has a long association with Opera Australia and New Zealand Opera. Since 2014, he has been expanding his international career, and has worked with English Touring Opera and Welsh National Opera. He has performed in concert in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the U.K and Vietnam. Orchestras include the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, the Auckland Philarmonic, the New Zealand Symphony, Warsaw Symphony, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Warwick was the recipient of a prestigious Helpmann Award for his 2013 performance as Alberich, in Wagner's Ring Cycle. Other awards include: the Bayreuth Scholarship (2007); a Green Room Award (2005); the Leopold Julian Kronenberg Foundation Award at the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2001); a Bayreuth Bursary (2000); first prize in The McDonald's Aria; The Heinz Australian Youth Aria; The Dame Mabel Brookes Memorial Fellowship; The Austral Salon Scholarship and The Mabel Kent Scholarship.
In 2015, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study Wagnerian Vocal technique in Germany, the US and the U.K.
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