Warwick Fyfe

baritone

 
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“Warwick Fyfe's Beckmesser was simply extraordinary and galvanising. As with his incomparable Alberich in The Ring, Fyfe brought the same combination of
quirkiness and menace to Nuremberg's artful Staatschreiber.” 
Michael Shmith, Australian Book Review, Arts. 14/11/18

Warwick Fyfe is a Helpmann Award-winning singer and is considered one of Australia’s finest baritones.  Recent appearances include Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte), Amonasro (Aida), Geronio (Il turco in Italia) and Klingsor (Parsifal) for Opera Australia, Alberich (Das Rheingold) for the Japan Philharmonic and Tianjin Symphony Orchestras and Peter (Hansel and Gretel) in Singapore.  2019 appearances included Athanaël (Thaïs) and Amonasro for Finnish National Opera, Barone di Trombonok (Il viaggio a Reims) for Opera Australia and Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Victorian Opera; in 2020, Warwick sings Alberich and Amonasro for Opera Australia, Wotan (Die Walküre) in Singapore, Pizarro (Fidelio) in Melbourne and Perth and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Melbourne Symphony.

Warwick has consistently produced outstanding performances in challenging and complex roles including Rigoletto, Falstaff, The Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer); Mandryka (Arabella); The Four Villains (The Tales of Hoffmann); Dr Schön (Lulu); Amonasro (Aida); Scarpia (Tosca); Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier); Wolfram (Tannhäuser); Papageno (The Magic Flute); Germont (La traviata); Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier)Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Pizarro (Fidelio).  Other roles include: Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia; Pooh-Bah in The Mikado; Schaunard in La bohème; Peter in Hansel and Gretel; Falke in Die Fledermaus; Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld; Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro; The Herald in Lohengrin; Ottokar in Der Freischütz; Ping in Turandot; Tonio in Pagliacci and Taddeo in L'italiana in Algeri).

Warwick was the recipient of a Helpmann Award for his 2013 performance as Alberich in the Melbourne Ring Cycle.  Other awards include Bayreuth Scholarship 2007; Green Room Award, 2005 (Schaunard in La bohème); Leopold Julian Kronenberg Foundation Award (Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocal Competition, Warsaw) 2000; Bayreuth Bursary, 2000; The McDonald's Aria, 1998 (Winner).  Helpmann nominations also include Papageno (The Magic Flute) and Daland (Der fliegende Holländer).  In 2015, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study Wagnerian vocal technique in Germany, the US and the U.K.

Concert engagements include performances with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras; the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore); Orchestra Wellington (NZ); Auckland Philharmonia; Melbourne Chorale; Sydney Philharmonia; Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society; Melbourne Bach Choir and Canberra Choral Society.  Repertoire includes Bach: St Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor; Bartok:  Bluebeard’s Castle; Beethoven: Symphony No.9; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; Handel: Messiah; Mahler: Symphony No 8; Mozart: Requiem; Orff: Carmina Burana.

Warwick’s recordings include DVDs of The Mikado, The Marriage of Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, 50th Anniversary Gala Concert and Operatunity Oz (Opera Australia/ABC). CDs include Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes Op.52 (Move Records); The Love for Three Oranges (Chandos) and Classic 100 Opera Concert (ABC).

Representation: World (except Europe)

Hancock Artists: Europe

Warwick’s Personal Site