Juel Riggall


Coloratura Mezzo Soprano

Last Victorian Opera production

Mrs Anderssen in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, June - July 2019

Last 3 major performances 

  • Flower Maiden in Wagner's Parsifal, Victorian Opera, 2019
  • Flora in Verdi's La Traviata, Melbourne Opera, 2018
  • Green Witch in Respighi's The Sleeping Beauty, Victorian Opera, 2017


  • BMus Melbourne University Conservatorium
  • Melbourne Opera Studio

Age when you started singing


Favourite opera or musical

Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Massenet’s Werther and Verdi’s La Traviata.

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

Rosina. I also love performing Flora. It’s a smaller role but she is a layered character and very vivacious.

A fun fact not many people know about you

I love animals. If I wasn’t working in theatre I’d probably work in a job that enabled me to be around them.

What do you like to sing in the shower?

Lots of coloratura cadenzas or anything being over-played on the radio. 

Where’s the strangest place you’ve performed?

A wool shed with lots of sheep inside it. They’re very attentive!

Tell us about your hobbies outside opera

I have 3 children, 2 dogs and a cat and love literature and plays as well as skiing and anything that’s beautiful, clever and comic.


Acclaim Chief Justice Award with Pergolesi Spontini Fondazione 

Flower Maidens in Victorian Opera's production of Parsifal. Photo: Jeff Busby for Victorian Opera