Australian Soprano Phoebe-Celeste Humpreys holds a Double Masters of Music and Performance from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and a Bachelor of Music from The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Upon returning home from London, Phoebe joined the Opera Australia Chorus and has since performed in Madama Butterfly (2015), La Traviata (2015), Don Carlos (2015) Turandot on Sydney Harbour (2016), The Pearlfishers (2016), Carmen (2016), The Love for Three Oranges (2016) and Simon Boccanegra (2016).
Phoebe is currently a Guest Artist for Pacific Opera, The Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Foundation and The Tait Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
In 2015, Phoebe performed the role of Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Rockdale Opera in Sydney and was a Finalist in the Australian Opera Foundation’s Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship and a Semi-Finalist in Australian Singing Competition – Marianne Mathy Scholarship.
In 2014, Phoebe joined Grange Park Opera Chorus and performed in both Verdi’s La Traviata and Massanet’s Don Quichotte.
That same year, Phoebe was a Young Artist with both Des Nederlandse Opera and Mid Wales Opera where she performed the role of Ms. Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring. She also performed the role of Lauretta for St. Paul’s Opera London and covered the role Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for Ryedale Festival Opera
Phoebe is also a prior recipient of The Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Scholarship, The Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, The Ian Potter Memorial Scholarship, The Elizabeth Todd Prize, The Open Operatic Aria at both the Sydney and Wollongong Eisteddfods and was a Finalist in the Australian National Aria Competition in 2011.
In 2013, Phoebe accepted a scholarship into the Artist Masters Programme at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied under Welsh Soprano Marilyn Rees.
While in London, Phoebe also performed the role of Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium for OperaView as part of the Grimeborn Festival and performed the Soprano Solo in Brahm’s Requiem with The London Symphony Orchestra
While at Guildhall, she performed the roles of Polissenna in Handel’s Radamisto, Elvira in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and 1st Protester – in Massanet’s La Navarraise for the Postgraduate Opera Showcase at the Milton Court Theatre in London.
Phoebe has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Sir Richard Bonynge, Maestro Carangelo, Leonardo De Lisi, Simon Keenlyside and Emma Kirkby and had the pleasure of being a Guest Artist for both Dame Joan Sutherland’s 83rd Birthday Concert and Sir Richard Bonynge’s 85th Birthday Concert at the Angel Place Recital Hall, Sydney.