Sky Ingram

Sky Ingram

Lyric Soprano

"...perfectly cast and able to inhabit her role with equal dramatic and vocal persuasion." - (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim THE NEW YORK TIMES)
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«Sky Ingram was magnificent in such a fiendishly difficult role, both in the power of her high register as in her piano and mezza-voce singing.»
Fernando Herrero, EL NORTE DE CASTILLA (2017)
«Ingram shows yet again why her star is rising fast.»
Mark Valencia, What’s On Stage (2017)
«"Sky Ingram's Frau Fluth had the highest profile, and Ingram went for it with a will, her full-on comic acting and extravagant athleticism not getting in the way of her big, characterful soprano and some agile coloratura."»
Peter Reed, Opera (2017)
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2016Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2016Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2016Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339Soprano
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2015Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorSoprano Soloist
2015Rossi: L'OrfeoVenere
2015Mahler: Symphony No. 4, G majorSoprano (mahler: Symphony No. 4, G Major)
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2013Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena
2013Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Soprano
2013Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorSoprano #1
2013Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleSoprano
2012Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena
2012Beethoven: Mass, Op. 86, C majorSoprano
2011Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorFrau Fluth
2011Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMadame Lidoine/new Prioress
2011Britten: The Rape of LucretiaFemale Chorus
2008Ward: The CrucibleAbigail Williams
2006Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2006Sullivan: IolanthePhyllis
2006Sondheim: Into the WoodsRapunzel

Bio


Sky Ingram is an Australian soprano living in London, where she trained at the National Opera Studio (sponsored by Opera North) and studied on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.

Sky performed the role of Lea in the world premiere of Glare for her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2014 to huge critical acclaim.  2015 marked her American debut as Avis in The Wreckers for the Bard SummerScape in New York.  Returning to the Royal Opera House, Sky sang the role of Venus in Rossi’s Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London and in 2016 she sang the title role of Rusalka in Valladolid, Spain and La Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro in Norway.

Other roles include: Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Opera North), Musetta/La Bohème  (English Touring Opera), Musetta/La Bohème (Opera North), Micaëla/Carmen (Alexander Productons), Niece 2 cover/Peter Grimes (ENO), Helena/A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North, GSMD, WAAPA), Frau Fluth/Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (GSMD), Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmelites (GSMD), Emily/Our Town (GSMD, UK & European Premiere), Female Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia (BYO), Phyllis/Iolanthe (G&S Soc. S.A.), Servillia/La Clemenza di Tito (AOS), Pamina/The Magic Flute (Elder Con.), Brigitte cover/Iolanta (GSMD), Gerda/Fennimore & Gerda (Ardente Opera), Abigail Williams/The Crucible (WAAPA - Australian Premiere).



Sky has performed oratorio and concert repertoire around Australia and the UK and has sung on ABC and BBC radio. She is a regular guest artist with Raymond Gubbay Ltd. and with them has been the soloist in concerts such as Last Night of the Proms, Carols by Candlelight and Spectacular Classics. She has performed, in concert, in various venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Paris Auditorium St Germain, Rouen Opera House, St John’s Smiths Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Concert Hall, Australia House UK, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Centre in New York.

Sky has won several music Scholarships and Competitions in both Australia and the UK; most recently an International Opera Awards Foundation bursary, GSMD Harold Rosenthal Prize, Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Bursary, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, Wingate Scholarship, and the 2011 ROSL Overseas Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas, after which she was among a few Australians to be invited by the Queen to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace.

Other significant awards include: Winner of The Australian 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, a George Boland Scholarship, Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship, Tait Memorial Scholarship, Finalist in The Australian Singing Competition Marianne Mathy Awards, and SA Young Achiever of the Year (Arts section).

Future engagements include Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera), Guest Soprano at the Classical Spectacular concert series at the Royal Albert Hall, New Year’s Eve Gala and New Year’s Day Prom with Raymond Gubbay Inc., Helena cover/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ENO), and recitals in London & Australia.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva Nevill Holt Opera 2018
Rossini: La Cenerentola Clorinda 1 week Opera North 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva 1 week Kilden, Kristiansand 2016
Mozart: Requiem Soprano 24 hours 2016
Dvořák: Rusalka Rusalka 1 week 2016

Awards

International Opera Awards - bursary winner
2017
scholarship - national opera studio (opera north)
2017
Harold Rosenthal Prize (Guildhall School of music & drama)
2017
Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust bursary
2017
Australian Music Foundation Scholarship
2017
Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship
2017
Walford Alumni Award
2017
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scholarship
2017
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scholarship
2017
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scholarship
2017
Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and Royal Over-Seas League Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas
2017
Tait Memorial Scholarship
2017
Finalist, Royal Over-seas League - vocal section
2017
Wingate Scholarship
2017
Wingate Scholarship
2017
George Boland Scholarship, Elder Conservatorium
2017
Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship
2017
Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award; Open Aria Section, Fremantle Eisteddfods
2017
Finalist, The Australian Singing Competition; Marianne Mathy Scholarship
2017
winner - Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards, arts section, sa
2017
Finalist - Opera Foundation Australia - New York Scholarship
2017
Finalist - Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards, arts section,S.A
2017
5MBS Young Performer of the Year
2017
Recitals Australia Scholarship
2017
Clement Q Williams Lied Competition
2017
Winner, 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, S.A. Vocal section
2017
Christ Church Scholarship
2017
Finalist - The Allans Classical Music Awards
2017
Mentorship Award; The Helpmann Academy
2017
Music Scholarship to Woodlands Girls Grammar School
2017
Music Bursary to Walford College
2017