Sky Ingram

Biography

  • Sky Ingram is an Australian soprano of English, Scottish and Norwegian descent. She trained at the National Opera Studio (sponsored by Opera North) and studied on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She also trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and the Elder Conservatorium/University of Adelaide.

    … soprano Sky Ingram, as Avis, appeared perfectly cast and able to inhabit her role with equal dramatic and vocal persuasion

    Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

    The Wreckers (Bard SummerScape, New York, USA)

    Sky Ingram is an Australian soprano of English, Scottish and Norwegian descent. She trained at the National Opera Studio (sponsored by Opera North) and studied on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She also trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and the Elder Conservatorium/University of Adelaide.

    Sky Ingram is an international soprano who made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Lea in the world premiere of Glare to huge critical acclaim, returning twice more to sing the goddess Venus in Rossi’s Orpheus and Female Chorus jump-in for The Rape of Lucretia. Some career highlights to date include Sky’s American debut as Avis/The Wreckers for Bard SummerScape in New York, La Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro in Kristiansand Norway, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni with Garsington Opera and again in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, the title role in Rusalka in Valladolid Spain, Helena/A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera North, and a tour of Stravinsky’s Les Noces around France singing the role of The Bride. Other career defining roles include Musetta/La Bohème, Clorinda/La Cenerentola, and cover Katya/Katya Kabanova & Alcina/Alcina with Opera North, Musetta/La Bohème & Dido/Dido and Aeneas with English Touring Opera, La Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro for Nevlle Holt Opera, Micaëla/Carmen, Frau Fluth/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmelites, Abigail/The Crucible, and Emily/Our Town.

    Sky has performed oratorio, concert and recital repertoire around Australia, in New York, Norway, 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, Classical Spectacular, 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.

    Since the age of 11 with a music scholarship to Woodlands Girls Grammar School in Australia, Sky has won several music awards, scholarships and competitions in both Australia and the UK including; 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).

    Recent & Future engagements include concerts with the Halle Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra, Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte with English Touring Opera, Foreign Princess/Rusalka for Garsington Opera and the Edinburgh International Festival, the title role in Fedora for IF Opera and Helmwige/Die Walküre for London Opera Company.

     

  • Lyrischer bis jugendlich-dramatischer Sopran

    Sky Ingram ist eine australische Sopranistin englischer, schottischer und norwegischer Abstammung. Ihre Gesangsstudien und -ausbildung absolvierte sie beim National Opera Studio in London (dank dem Sponsor Opera North und im Opernkurs an der Guildhall School of Music & Dance. Davor studierte Sky Ingram an der Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts und am Elder Conservatorium/an der Universität von Adelaide.

    Sky Ingram ist eine international tätige Sängerin, die unter großem Beifall der Kritiker am Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, als Lea in der Uraufführung von Glare debütierte. Dort sang sie auch im folgenden Jahr die Göttin Venus in Orpheus von Rossini, und sprang dann ad hoc als Female Chorus inThe Rape of Lucretia ein. Einige ihrer Highlights bis dato sind das Amerika-Debüt als Avis in The Wreckers auf dem Musikfestival Bard SummerScape in New York, als La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro in Kristiansand, Norwegen, als Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni bei Garsington Opera und dann wieder in Paris im Théâtre des Champs Élysées, die Titelpartie in Rusalka in Valladolid, Spanien, als Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream bei Opera North, und als Die Braut in Strawinskis Die Bauernhochzeit/Les Noces, mit der Sky auf Tournée durch Frankreich ging. Zu den Rollen, die sich entscheidend für ihre Karriere erwiesen haben, zählen Musetta/La bohèmeClorinda/La Cenerentola, und die Zweite Besetzung von Katia/Katia Kabanova & Alcina/Alcina bei Opera North, Musetta/La bohème & Dido/Dido and Aeneas bei English Touring OperaLa Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro bei Nevlle Holt Opera, Micaëla/Carmen, Frau Fluth/Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorMadame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmelites, Abigail/The Crucible, and Emily/Our Town.

    Weiters hat Sky in Oratorien, Konzerten und Liederabenden, in Australien, New York, Norwegen, im Vereinigten Königreich und im Radio im ABC und BBC gesungen. She tritt regelmäßig bei Veranstaltungen von Raymond Gubbay Ltd als Gastsängerin auf und war die Solistin in Vorstellungen wie Last Night of the Proms, Classical Spectacular, Carols by Candlelight und Spectacular Classics. Sie hat an verschiedenen Veranstaltungsorten wie in der Royal Albert Hall, Im Opernhaus in Sydney, Opernhaus Rouen, Paris Auditorium St-Germain, St John’s Smiths Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, in der Barbican Concert Hall, im Australia House UK, in der Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham und im SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center in New York.

    Ihr erstes Musikschulstipendium erhielt Sky 11 Jahren an der Woodlands Girls Grammar School in Australien. Seitdem gewann sie mehrere Musikpreise, Stipendien und Gesangswettbewerbe in Australien sowohl als auch in England. Dazu zählen: Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, GSMD Harold Rosenthal Prize, Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Bursary, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, und Wingate Scholarship. Sky wurde auch mit der 2011 ROSL Overseas Trophy für die hervorragendste Musikerin aus überseeischen Ländern ausgezeichnet, woraufhin sie und ein paar andere Australier von Königin Elizabeth II zu einem Empfang im Buckingham Palace eingeladen wurde. Weitere bedeutende Preise waren: 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, Finalistin in The Australian Singing Competition Marianne Mathy Awards, and SA Young Achiever of the Year (Arts section).

    Jüngste und zukünftige Engagements umfassen Konzerte mit dem Halle Orchestra und dem Manchester Concert Orchestra, als Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte bei English Touring Opera, Foreign Princess in Rusalka bei Garsington Opera and beim Edinburgh International Festival, in der 2. Besetzung der Titelrolle in Iolanta und in der Titelrolle in Fedora for IF Opera.

Awards, scholarships and prizes

  • Study Grant, Mastersingers UK, 2023
  • Opera Awards Foundation bursary, 2013
  • Opera North sponsorship, National Opera Studio, 2012-2013
  • Winner, GSMD Harold Rosenthal Prize, 2012
  • Winner, Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust bursary, 2012
  • Winner, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, 2011
  • Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship, S.A. 2011
  • Winner, Walford Alumni Award 2011
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scholarship, 2011 - 2012
    • The City Livery Club
    • The George and Charlotte Balfour Award
    • The Worshipful Company of Barbers
    • The Leverhulme Trust
  • Winner, Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and Royal Over-Seas League Trophy for the most outstanding musician from overseas, 2011
  • Winner, Tait Memorial Scholarship for an Australian Musician, ROSL Overseas Awards, 2011
  • Finalist, ROSL - vocal section, 2011
  • Wingate Scholarship, 2010-2012
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scholarship, 2010-2011
    • The Worshipful Company of Barbers
    • The City Livery Club
    • The Vandervell Foundation
  • George Boland Scholarship, Elder Conservatorium, 2009
  • Friends of State Opera South Australia Travelling Scholarship, S.A. 2009
  • Winner, Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award; Open Aria Section, Fremantle Eisteddfods, 2009
  • Finalist, The Australian Singing Competition; Marianne Mathy Scholarship, 2008
    • Guildhall School of Music & Drama Award with support from - The Elizabeth Sweeting Award - The Hazell Scholarship Fund
    • Phoebe Patrick Award
    • Nell Pascall Award
    • Universal Music Australia Prize
    • Goethe-Institute Prize
    • Running Bare Prize
    • Haas Award
    • Opera Australia Prize
    • West Australian Symphony Orchestra Award
    • Filipa Ferreira Prize
  • Winner, Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award; Open Aria Section, Fremantle Eisteddfods, 2009
  • Winner, The Coffee Club Arts Award; Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards, S.A., 2008
  • Finalist - Opera Foundation Australia - New York Scholarship, 2008
  • Finalist - The Coffee Club Arts Award; Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards, S.A 2007
  • Winner, Australian 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, 2006
  • Finalist - The Allans Classical Music Awards, 2006
  • Recitals Australia Scholarship, 2005
  • Christ Church Scholarship, South Australia, 2005
  • Winner, Clement Q Williams Lied Competition, 2005
  • Winner, National 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, S.A. Vocal section, 2005
  • National 5MBS Young Performer of the Year, S.A. Vocal section, 2005
  • Mentorship Award; The Helpmann Academy, 2005
  • Music Scholarship to Woodlands Girls Grammar School, 1996-98
  • Music Bursary to Walford College, 1999-2001
  • Winner of various sections in Adelaide Eisteddfods, 2003-06
  • Publications: Who's Who of Australian Women - upcoming young artist, 2007-2013
  • Publication: Who's Who in South Australia - upcoming young artist, 2007 & 2008

Recent opera roles

  • Helmwige Die Walküre (London Opera Company)
  • Fedora Fedora (If Opera)
  • Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia jump-in (Royal Opera, Covent Garden)
  • Foreign Princess Rusalka (Garsington Opera)
  • Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, France)
  • Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera, UK)
  • Rusalka Rusalka (Valladolid Opera Project, Spain)
  • Contessa Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro (Kilden Theatre, Kristiansand, Norway)
  • Lea Glare (Royal Opera House)
  • Venus Orpheus (Royal Opera House)
  • Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (English Touring Opera, UK)
  • Alcina Alcina cover (Opera North, UK)
  • Iolanta Iolanta cover (If Opera)
  • Katya Kabanova Katya Kabanova cover (Opera North, UK)
  • Avis The Wreckers (Bard SummerScape, USA)
  • Musetta La bohème (Opera North, UK)
  • Musetta La bohème (English Touring Opera)
  • Helena A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North, GSMD, WAAPA)
  • Dido Dido and Aeneas (English Touring Opera)
  • Frau Fluth Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (GSMD)
  • Madame Lidoine Dialogues des Carmelites (GSMD)
  • Emily Our Town (GSMD - UK & European Premiere)
  • Female Chorus (cover) The Rape of Lucretia (BYO)
  • Micaëla Carmen (Alexander Productons)
  • Pamina The Magic Flute (Elder Con.)
  • Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Opera North)
  • Abigail Williams The Crucible (WAAPA - Australian Premiere)
Photo: Tim Dunk Photography
Photo: Tim Dunk Photography

In the comic scenes, Sky Ingram as Venus was the clear winner. With a mane of red hair and long legs, she was the visual image of a screen goddess and vamped it up something rotten.

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

Orpheus (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Sky Ingram

The star of the show was undoubtedly Sky Ingram in her role of Musetta, Marcello’s flirtatious and temperamental love interest, who was the very definition of bohemian passion.

Anastasia Kennedy, The State of the Arts

La bohème (Opera North)

Sky Ingram