Shakira Dugan



Upcoming Victorian Opera performance

Shakira will be playing one of the Maidservants in ElektraSeptember 2022 and Tisbe in La Cenerentola, November 2022.

Cassandra Digital Access premiered on Friday 19 March and is available on-demand until Sunday 19 December.

Last 3 major performances 

  • Squire / Flower Maiden in Wagner's Parsifal, Victorian Opera, 2019
  • Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Australian International Productions, 2019
  • Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Victorian Opera, 2018


  • Bachelor of Music – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, 2015

Age when you started singing

I sang in a little choir at my local primary school

Favourite opera or musical

Phantom of the Opera

Favourite role to perform

Hansel in Hansel and Gretel 

A fun fact not many people know about you

I have a dog called Xena Warrior Princess.

Tell us about your hobbies outside opera

I ride motorbikes, I’m a fine artist and I make teddy bears.

Shakira Dugan as Hansel in Victorian Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Photo: Charlie Kinross for Victorian Opera