Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia most popular and versatile artists. She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Music in Cello performance after which she commenced vocal training with Molly McGurk and later with Megan Sutton.
It was her particular interest in early-music repertoire which won her two scholarships to the Dartington International Summer School in 1995 and 1996, studying with Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley. Further study with Jane Manning was made possible by a Churchill Fellowship in 2000. She completed the Emerging Performers Programme at the Australian Opera Studio in 2003, having studied with Gregory Yurisich and Patricia Price.
As a soloist, she has performed the 15th Century Masterpiece El Cant de la Sibil-la with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for their popular Noël Noël Christmas concerts. Internationally, Taryn has performed in Los Angeles with the contemporary music ensemble L.A. EAR unit, in England with the English Chamber Orchestra in St. John’s Smith Square, London and on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the radio dramas Southland and Pembroke, Arcadia.
Her operatic work includes several leading roles for the Australian Opera Studio, Marie in Lindsay Vickery’s opera-noir Rendez-vous (Tura Events 2001), Mary Magdalen in Les Saintes Femmes au Tombeau (1999 York Early Music Festival, UK) and Angel in Plainsong (2000 Perth International Arts Festival/Black Swan Theatre Co.) In 2005, Taryn Fiebig joined Opera Australia as a principal soprano. Her many roles with this company have included Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Musetta in La bohème, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Clorinda in Cenerentola, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Rose in Lakmé, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Karolka in Jenufa, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Gianetta in The Gondoliers. In 2008/2009, she sang the leading role of Eliza Dolittle in the national tour of My Fair Lady.
Taryn has sung Sicle in L’Ormindo for Pinchgut Opera and has appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Perth Collegium Baroque Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Choirand for the Sydney Chamber Music Festival. For Opera Australia in 2010, Taryn sang Susanna, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Lisa in La Sonnambula and won the Helpmann Award for her portrayal as Lucy in Bliss (which she sang in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival). In 2011, she appears as Musetta, Zerlina, Yum-Yum and Aphrodite in The Love of the Nightingale.