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Deborah Humble

Deborah Humble


Deborah Humble began her opera career as a Young Artist with Victoria State Opera in Australia. Since then, she has appeared in opera companies and symphonies in Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Singapore Lyric Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Opera Queensland, Scottish Opera, English Festival Opera, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Hong Kong Symphony, Queensland Music Festival, and Les Musiciens du Louvre, among others. As a Principal Artist with Opera Australia in Sydney, she sang Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Lola in Mascagni’s Cavelleria Rusticana, Clarissa in Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, and Sonyetka in Shostokovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, among others. In 2005, she became a Principal Mezzo with the State Opera of Hamburg. At Hamburg, her many roles have included Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, Marcellina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Third Lady in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Annina in Verdi’s Traviata, Mary in Wagner’s Fliegende Holländer, two roles in Wagner’s Parsifal, Mayor’s Wife in Janacek’s Jenufa, and Malik in the German premiere of Henze’s Upupa. Upcoming roles at Hamburg include Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Erda in Wagner’s Rheingold, and Kartenspielerin in Richard Strauss’s Arabella.

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