Recently we have received Artist Updates of the past winners of the Vienna State Opera Award
Bryony Dwyer – soprano (2012)
Since winning the Vienna State Opera Award, Bryony has remained in Europe with guesting contract work at Vienna State Opera. She has successfully performed at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Erste Elfe in Rusalka and is Servilia in La Clemenza Di Tito in November as well as Gabriel/Eve in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, In 2019 Musetta in La Bohème and Jasmin in Kom at Opéra de Dijon.
Caitlin Hulcup – soprano (2003)
In 2018 Caitlin performed the role of Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Victorian Opera; upcoming performances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Gewandhaus Sinfonieorchester in Leipzig and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, and Ravel’s 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roger Benedict
Fiona Jopson – soprano (2017)
Fiona was accepted on a ‘Fest’ contract with the Vienna State Opera for the 2018 / 2019 Season and since arriving back in Vienna in September she has covered Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos and Berta in The Barber of Seville. October and November are very busy as she is covering 4 major roles – and is also looking forward to her upcoming performances of 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte (December) and Dritte Norn in Götterdämmerung (January).
Jessica Pratt – soprano (2007)
Since winning the Vienna State Opera Award Jessica has been based in Italy for most of her career. Her most famous role is Lucia, which she has sung in more than 30 productions in Italy and around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, and in 2018 with Opera Australia and I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Victorian Opera.
Margaret Plummer – mezzo-soprano (2014)
Since winning the Award Margaret has remained on contract at the Vienna State Opera and is about to perform a Magd in Elektra. In November a Nymph in Rusalka and in December Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. She will be performing the alto solo in Beethoven 9th for the 100th celebration of the Austrian republic in November.
Caroline Wenborne – soprano (2006)
After 11 successful seasons at the Wiener Staatsoper performing the roles of Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Vitellia, Contessa, Gutrune, Freia, Lucile in Dantons Tod, Erste Dame, Dritte Norn, Echo just to name a few, Caroline elected to pursue a freelance career starting with contracts at the Bayreuth Festival for a third year in a row in performances of Die Walküre conducted by Placido Domingo. Other highlights this season include performing at the Vienna Philharmonic Ball, and her debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus singing the soprano solo in the Verdi Requiem.