With just a few hours notice, a lot of coffee, and a bag full of markers & highlighters, I had the thrilling experience of doing a Jump-In at the Royal Opera House in November for "The Rape of Lucretia". What a rush!! It was such a joy to join the cast and excersise my 11 year old memory of singing the role and pushing the limits of all my extreem sight-reading skills!
..Sky Ingram was a revelation. Better known as a fine singer of Mozartean repertoire, the soprano appeared to have installed an upgrade to her vocal cords that suggests a shift into heavier roles. On this showing, bring it on.
Mark Valencia, Musical America
"Sky Ingram was brilliantly self-centred, flirty, and elegant as the Foreign Princess"
"A real highlight of the night was Ingram who.. stepped up and seized her moment with a strong vocal performance filled with passion and anger in equal measure."Mark Davoren, "North West End UK"
Alcina, Opera North
The cast performs to a uniformly high standard, headed by the dazzling Sky Ingram as Fiordiligi, who has all the vocal attributes needed for this testing soprano role.
Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte
Scottish Daily Mail
Sky Ingram's Willowy Fiordiligi conveyed conflicting loyalties without being overwhelmed by them and bestrode the mountainous range of her arias in style.
Christopher Webber, Opera Magazine
FIORDILIGI, Così fan tutte
Ingram shows yet again why her star is rising fast
Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage
Glare (Royal Opera House)
Announcing my DEBUT as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by Mozart for English Touring Opera.
"Sky Ingram was a terrific Donna Elvira. She sang with a winning combination of strong and colourful emotion and control of melodic line; 'Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata' was one of the evening's highlights."
Claire Seymour, Opera Today
"Don Giovanni... is all about the singing & we had some superlative examples of that ... led by the Elvira of Sky Ingram... Hers was the performance of the Summer Festival scene so far."
Covering the role of Katya at the moment with Opera North has been an absolute pleasure. I hope there are many more opportunities in the future to sing some of this rich, lucious music by Janacek - so thrilling! I had a ball singing in the Leeds Grand Theatre for the Piano Dress Rehearsal and the final Orchestral Rehearsal on the stage with the superstar cast. I can't wait to hear what the audience think of this beautiful production when it opens at the end of this week. Toi toi toi to the whole cast, crew and orchestra for this last week of technical rehearsals! xx
The London performance of "Le nozze di Figaro" with Nevill Holt Opera - such a wonderful evening. The Royal Northern Sinfonia played so beautifully, and what an acoustic in Proms at St Jude's! It was a sweltering-hot summers night but we all has such a blast taking our hard work from Leicestershire to London. Now on to Newcastle to continue the tour as the Countess - I just ADORE singing Dove Sono with the orchestra. See you all up there! x
On stage with James Newby for Nevill Holt Opera, 2018.
The Count & Countess have just discovered Susanna in the wardrobe ... what??
(*Gotta love this role!*)
What an amazing night at the 2018 International Opera Awards this year! So many friends and colleagues nominated and all of us together celebrating this wonderful art form. As a bursary winner from 2013 it was a pleasure to take the stage in the opening and closing numbers and sing in the beautiful London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera. It was also a surprise and a pleasure to jump into the solo in the last piece, "Make Our Garden Grown" from Candide, alongside the wonderful Toby Spence, after finding out in the interval that the guest soprano had taken ill. Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to Mazars and all the sponsors and supporters of this important awards event. Let's continue to bring increadible music and quality performances to the world!
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)
The last 12 months I have had so much fun wearing such as variety of costumes! From New York to Spain, to London to Norway... here are a few of the things I've been wearing!...
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This year has included two of my favourite soprano roles. Earlier this year I sang Rusalka in Spain, and now I am mid-way through my first Countess in "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart. We are working in Kristiansand, Norway, where the weather is always sunny and the lake-swimming is devine. But what a theatre is the Kilden Theatre! A wonderful production team, cast, orchestra and crew, and the ever impressive Pop-up Opera who have created an increadible full-scale, fully rotating, and gloriously costumed Figaro. I am so glad to have been invited to sing this beautiful role. I hope I can re-visit this role many, many times in the future as it's dramatically so interesting to play and the music is glorious to sing with an orchestra. Happily, it's a lot easier to sing with an orchestra than in my own little practice room. Ah Mozart ... you're a little bit amazing! xx
Singing the title role in Rusalka this year was a dream come true - both in it's vocal and dramatic challenges. I had the privillege of working with a fabulous cast from all over the world in the lovely city of Valladolid in Spain. Rusalka is my first role in Czech so far - such a wonderful language for singing! It was a long road of study but it certainly paid off. A big thank you to Opera Director, Francisco Lara, for taking a chance on me for my debut in the role and for my debut in Spain. I had so much fun singing this role with the orchestra - I can't wait to get the chance to sing it again! Staying in Valladolid was also quite a treat. Such a beautiful city. And the food ... yum!
Singing in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe this year as Venus in Orpheus for the Royal Opera House was such a treat! It was a stellar cast with fabulous costumes and hilarious on-stage action directed by the amazing Keith Warner. And being able to sing the clever yet stunning music with Christian Curnyn in this special acoustic was something to remember, always! It all went too fast and I miss them all but at least I have a lot of wonderful memories from this beautiful and unique production! I was particularly impressed with my costumes by Nicky Shaw! Lets hope it's brought back to the Globe again...!!
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Lots of photos and videos from playing Venus in Orpheus this year and as Lea in the World Premiere of Glare in 2014.
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)
Take a sneak peak at the YouTube trailer of the English Touring Opera's La Bohème that is currently touring the UK. We've all had a great time touring together so far! There are a total of 5 operas on the tour. We all love 5 star quote from the Independent... "With touring opera of this calibre, who needs London?".
Sky Ingram, in a flawless performance, copes with long, stratospheric lines of vocal writing
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack
Glare (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
I am very excited to announce my first contract with the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) later this year as Lea in the world premiere of "Glare" by German/Danish composer Søren Nils Eichberg and librettist Hannah Dübgen.
Søren Nils Eichberg, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition and Danish National Symphony Orchestra's first composer in residence, has won widespread acclaim for his orchestral and chamber music. These include his award-winning Qilaatersorneq (2001) and the symphonies 'Stürtzen wir uns ins Feuer' (2005) and 'Before Heaven, Before Earth' (2010). All his music is characterized by a powerful rhythmic drive and rich orchestral colour. Glare is Eichberg's much-anticipated Royal Opera debut.
German poet Hannah Dügben provides an original libretto that explores a tense web of human relationships. Thaddeus Strassberger, director of The Royal Opera's production of I due Foscari, joins a creative team of his regular collaborators, designer Madeleine Boyd and lighting designer Matt Haskins (whose joint credits include Opera North's Don Giovanni).
I am very pleased to announce that I am a bursary winner for the Opera Awards Foundation 2013. I feel very honoured to have been selected amongst other such talented musicians and companies. A very big thank you to the Opera Awards Foundation, their supporters, and to my referees who were so very encouraging and supportive of me and of my proposed project.
I was very fortunate to be one of the few Australians to be invited by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to a reception given at Buckingham Palace on 13th October 2011. The reception was to proceed Her Majesty's Royal visit to the Commonwealth of Australia, where she met Australians living or working in the UK and for those with significant associations with the country.
It was a very rare occasion that one is invited to THE palace, but also to meet so many interesting people from such a vast variety of fields. The two ballrooms in the palace were filled with various writers, government officials, actors, military personnel, directors, musicians, professors, businessmen, CEOs, etc. There was a wonderful atmosphere at the function where the warm, friendly buzz of fellow Australians filled the elegant rooms of the palace, feasting on different wines, juices, canapés and, of course, we cannot forget the mini lamingtons!
Among the 350 at the reception, I felt especially honoured to meet The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Earl of Wessex, The Duchess of Gloucester, Hugh Jackman, Elle McPherson, Tom Hooper and Yvonne Kenny.
It was an experience I shall never forget; walking through the front gates of Buckingham Palace and into the Royal Ballroom, representing my country. It was a very proud moment and an amazing evening!