Celeste Haworth

Celeste Haworth

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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«"...A happy choice was made with the mezzo soprano Celeste Haworth.... In Sesto's aria from Mozart's 'Clemenza di Tito' she flaunted effortless coloratura, but even this was outclassed by her charmingly sung and acted presentation of Rosina's aria from Rossini's "Barber". The 'Habanera' from Bizet's "Carmen" depicted the jubilant acclaimed finale."»
-Gerhard Schroth, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 5.11.16 (2016)
«.".. With her charmingly darkened mezzo soprano voice... Celeste Haworth demonstrated versatility even in a short program: Rossini's Rosina aria from the 'Barber of Seville" ("Una voce poco fa") announced a well running technique, while the Rose-song from the Berlioz song cycle "Les nuits d'été" demonstrated a flair for melancholy. "»
-Axel Zibulski, Wiesbadener Kurier 1.11.16 (2016)
«"...Celeste Haworth, winner of the 2015 Grant, who in the foyer also presented Rossini's Rosina aria 'Una voce poco fa' from "The Barber of Seville", for example - proud and authoritative in her low range and perfect in the coloratura... Celeste Haworth also made a particularly strong resonating appearance with the 'Habanera' from "Carmen"."»
-Axel Zibulski, Wiesbadener Kurier 9.11.16 (2016)


The in demand Australian mezzo made several role debuts for the 2015/16 season at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, as the winner of the 2015 German Australia Opera Grant. Roles included Emilia (Otello), Meg Page (Falstaff), 3rd Maid (Elektra), Kate Pinkerton and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Innkeeper (Boris Godunov), and notably as Charlotte(Die Soldaten). She returns for the 2016/17 season as Marcellina in Le Nozze
Di Figaro, and has been invited throughout 2016/17 to sing recitals at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Giessen Musik Festival, Schloss Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen and Kammer Musik Wiesbaden. Celeste debuted this season with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as the alto soloist in Brückner’s Mass in f minor.

Celeste’s major operatic roles include Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), La Voix, Muse/Nicklausse (Les Contes de Hoffmann), Rosina (Il Barbiere di
Siviglia), Frau Reich (Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor), Marchesa Melibea (Il
Viaggio A Reims), Florence Pike and Nancy Waters (Albert Herring,  Tamerlano (Tamerlano),  Bertarido (Rodelinda), Carmen (Carmen),  Mother Goose (The Rake’s Progress), Madame Rosa (Il Campanello), Sally (A Hand of Bridge - Barber), Deuxieme Commere (Angelique), La Marchande (Les Maremelles de Tiresias), Zweite Dame, (Die Zauberflöte), Annio and Sesto, (La Clemenza di Tito), Idomeneo, (Idomeneo) , Orlofsky, (Die Fledermaus), Strauss, Nancy (Martha),and Komponist, (Ariadne auf Naxos).

Celeste is often invited to perform new and modern works, such as Charlotte in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. Previously was asked to lead two operatic roles at the annual Vienna Modern Festival (Wien Modern): Maria in Azrael by Dirk D’Ase and Schlange in Edenarabeske by Wolfgang Liebhardt. Celeste was also the soloist for concerts of newly composed works with the Sydney Symphonietta ate Sydney’s Angel Place Concert Hall under the baton of Maestro Richard Gill OAM.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Celeste has performed with notable orchestras such as Deutches Kammer Orchester in association with Frankfurter Philharmoniker Orchester, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Early Music Ensemble, Sydney Symphonietta Orchestra, Radio Community Chest Orchestra, National Trust Heritage Festival Program Orchestra,  Orchestra of Christchurch St Laurence, Blue
Mountains Choral Society Orchestra, Sydney Male Choir Orchestra, Konservatorium
Wien Orchestra,  Sutherland Choral Society Orchestra, University of Sydney Musical Society Orchestra, Macquarie University Singers Orchestra. Celeste also appeared as a guest of the Sydney Schubert Society to sing a solo recital titled - Songs of Night and Yearning.

Performances include notable works- Schubert's Ständchen ; Vivaldi's Gloria; Queen Jezebel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Handel’s Messiah and Coronation Anthem; Mozart’s Vespers, Requiem, and Mass in C minor; Jenkin’s An Armed Man- A Mass for Peace;  Haydn’s Nelson Mass ; Diabelli's Pastoral Mass; Bach’s  Cantata No. 21; Diabelli's Pastoral Mass and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Final Movement.  

She is the recipient of awards including the German Australian Opera Grant, The George and Margaret Henderson Traveling Scholarship, and the Radiminski and Meranda langauge prizes from the Mathy Australian Singing Competition.

Celeste completed her Masters of Opera at Konservatorium Wien Privaat Universität under the tutelage of Carol Blaickner-Mayo. Celeste also holds a Bachelor of Music Studies, an Advanced Diploma of Opera and a Post Graduate Diploma of Music/Opera from the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia, under the instruction of Maree Ryan OAM and Barry Ryan OAM.
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