DESIREE FRAHN

SOPRANO

Desiree Frahn is a South Australian soprano. She is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium and a former James and Diana Ramsey Foundation Young Artist.

For State Opera she has appeared as Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Rose Pickles (Cloudstreet! – World Premiere), Pamina (Magic Flute), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne), and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). In 2018 she performed in the Australian premiere of Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back for Gertrude Opera. In 2019 she stars as the Vixen in State Opera’s production of Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Bubba – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2020)
Johanna – Sweeney Todd (2020)
Soprano Soloist – Carmina Burana (2020)
Vixen – Cunning Little Vixen (2019)
Frasquita – Carmen in the Square (2019)
Valencienne – The Merry Widow (2018)
Leila – Pearl Fishers (2018)
Lauretta – Gianni Schicchi (2017)
Rosalinda – Die Fledermaus (2017)
Rose Pickles – Cloudstreet! (2016)

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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto.

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dolly's aria watch here: youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso
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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto. 

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dollys aria watch here: https://youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso

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Must be revived as so many people missed out!

Love it too. An amazing production with our talented artists.

This was the best moment of the opera, (or one of the best). Loved it.

Still on my Bucket list!! Love , love , love it!!

I would love to see this again - it changed me forever

Brilliant production!

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As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you. ... See MoreSee Less

As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you.

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Looking forward to the next time you are home Grant Doyle 🎼

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In the third release of the Arias from the Archives series, Joanna McWaters and Anthony Hunt (piano) perform Dolly's aria from Cloudstreet where Joanna made the debut of the character at the opera's world premiere in Adelaide in 2016.

Learn more about Arias from the Archives and see previous episodes in the series here: stateopera.com.au/arias-from-the-archives-state-opera/
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Wonderful memories of the most amazing time <3

This opera was a unique experience. Loved it!

Wonderful Jo, an extraordinary production.

A wonderful performance Jo, a memorable evening at the new venue....Freemasons Hall.

State Opera of SA the Great survivor.

I remember going on the first night. I would love to see Cloudstreet return to the stage some time.

This is such a beautiful aria 😍

Love this and that Opera

Stunning singing as always jo

Sharanna Karika do you remember seeing this production? I don't think I was ever quite the same after that!

So fabulous!!👏🏼👏🏼😘

George Palmer

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