Liane Keegan

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Dramatic Contralto


Last Victorian Opera performance

Herodias in Strauss' Salome, February 2020

Last 3 major performances 

  • Mahler, Das lied von der Erde, Port Fairy Festival, October 2019 
  • Mahler, Rueckert Lieder, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, June 2018
  • Erda in Wagner's Ring Cycle, Opera Australia, 2016

Education/Training

  • Melba Conservatorium of Music
  • Teachers: Joan Arnold OBE, Janice Chapman MOA, Brigitte Fassbaender
  • Mentors: Elizabeth Connell, Stefan Cassomenos

Age when you started singing

4

Favourite opera or musical

Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera

Favourite role to perform

Azucena in Il trovatore

A fun fact not many people know about you

I do a Judy Garland show and sing in belt voice. 

What do you like to sing in the shower?

Judy Garland power ballads.

Quotes

"Most moving was a gossamer rendition of the Mahler Ruckert Lieder by Keegan, her effortless line and a diaphanous orchestral accompaniment, floating the listener into dreamscapes of fragrance, celestial gazing and solitary musings." 


Eamonn Kelly, The Australian, 17 August 2018.


"Liane Keegan makes a thrillingly sung Erda, her rich Alto riding Wagners orchestral textures."


Clive Paget, Limelight

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Liane Keegan as Hedwige in Victorian Opera's production of Rossini's William Tell. Photo: Jeff Busby