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Desiree Frahn


Desiree Frahn is a South Australian soprano and principal artist to State Opera South Australia. She is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music and a former James and Diana Ramsey Foundation Young Artist with State Opera South Australia.

For State Opera she has appeared as Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Rose Pickles (premiere production of Cloudstreet), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne) and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), as well as appearing as a soloist for regional tours, concerts and broadcasts. In 2019 she sang the title role in State Opera’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen and earlier this year both Julie Jordan in Carousel and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.

Roles with other companies include Stephanie in the 2018 Australian premiere of Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back for the Melbourne contemporary opera company Gertrude Opera, as well as leading roles throughout South Australia with Co-Opera, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA and the Therry Dramatic Society.  She has also appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Orchestra and the Adelaide University Choral Association.