Australian mezzo-soprano Vivien Conacher is based between the cities of London and Salzburg. She has received critical acclaim for her vibrant stage performances, with roles have including the title role in Carmen, Fidalma Il Matrimonio Segreto, Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte, Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro, Giovanna Rigoletto, Nicklausse Il Conte d’Hoffmann, Rivka Fiddler on the Roof , Filippyevna Eugene Onegin, Little Buttercup HMS Pinafore, Penelope Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria and Sorceress Dido and Aeneas. She has been engaged by companies including Opera Australia, Grange Park Opera, Iford Opera, Opera Brava (UK tour), Pop Up Opera (UK tour), and Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland.
Notable concert appearances include singing Schwertleite Die Walküre in a Wagner Concert with Stuart Skelton for Tait Memorial Trust, Handel’s Anthem for the Foundling Hospital and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne at the Foundling Museum directed by Richard Hetherington (ROH), a recital of French art song and chamber music at the National Portrait Gallery for the Concordia Foundation, and concerts for Leighton House Museum, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Church Piccadilly, Bloomsbury Festival, and Devon Opera.
Vivien has been a Concordia Foundation artist, a Tait Memorial Trust Awardee, a finalist in the British Song Prize at the London Song Festival, and a recipient of awards from the Tillet Trust, Kathleen Trust, and Opera & Arts Support Group in Sydney.
In addition to performing, Vivien is a professional event producer with experience programming concerts, interdisciplinary performances, and cultural festivals. Vivien is also the Founder/Director of Songhaven, a popular dementia-friendly concert series in London and is an active campaigner and spokesperson for providing older people and people living with dementia with accessible, professional music experiences that are delivered in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
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