Soprano Fiona McArdle is excited to be back performing for Adelaide audiences again, having returned from London in late 2020, where she performed Mimi in Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of La Bohème (2019).
Since returning to Adelaide, Fiona has performed Schubert’s Mignon with Bronzewing String Quartet in the Fringe Festival, and Josh Van Konkelenberg’s Daphne at Ukaria as part of the Adelaide Hills Winter Music Festival.
While completing her Master of Music at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston USA, Fiona performed roles including Mistress Zimmerlein (Silent Woman), 1st Norn (Essential Ring), and Kohout (Cunning Little Vixen).
A former James and Diana Ramsay Young and Emerging Artist with the State Opera of South Australia, Fiona has also performed extensively in Australia, including La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for State Opera of South Australia. She has also worked with the Australian touring company, Co-Opera, joining national tours as Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.
In 2014 Fiona received Honours for her undergraduate degree from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music and was awarded the prestigious Beta Sigma Phi South Australia Classical Music Award as well as the George Boland Scholarship and the Elder Overseas Scholarship.