Praised for her voice of remarkable beauty, warmth, character and expression, Australian-Mauritian Soprano Stacey Alleaume is embarking on a promising and exciting operatic career. In 2016, she received the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship for outstanding Australian operatic talent and became a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program at Opera Australia. In her first season with the company, Alleaume performed as Violetta Valery in La Traviata, Micaëla in Carmen and Flower Maiden 1 in Parsifal. This season, the soprano will return to Opera Australia for role debuts as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and as Princess Eudoxie in La juive, as well as a reprisal in the role of Violetta. Alleaume began the season with her debut at the Royal Opera House of Muscat as Frasquita in Carmen, after which she appeared in concert with the Tasmanian Symphony. She will soon sing Sandman and Dewman in Hansel und Gretel with the Melbourne Symphony.
Last season, Alleaume made her debut at the Bregenz Festival as Gilda in Rigoletto, in addition to performances as Sophie in Werther and Gilda with Opera Australia. Engagements from the 2017/18 season included returns to Australia as Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Micaëla in Carmen, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia and Violetta. She also covered the role of Gilda in Rigoletto. In the 2016/17 season, Alleaume made three role debuts at the Sydney Opera house: Micaëla, Leïla in The Pearl Fishers and Alexandra Mason in The Eighth Wonder. Other principal artist roles to date have included Gretel in Hansel and Gretel in 2011, Pamina in The Magic Flute in 2012 and Rosina in The Barber of Seville in 2013 for Opera Australia’s Schools Tours. After covering the role of Pamina for Opera Australia’s mainstage Sydney Summer Season in 2014, Stacey completed the company’s ten-week tour of The Magic Flute. In 2015, Alleaume was a vocal fellow and recipient of the Irene Cummings and Theodore Hostetler Full Scholarship at The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, under the direction of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne.
After receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from The University of Melbourne, Stacey Alleaume joined the Performance Program at The Opera Studio Melbourne in 2010. Since then, the soprano’s artistic development has been supported by numerous awards and accolades. In 2011, Alleaume received grants from the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation and Opus 50 Charitable Trust. She was awarded the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Scholarship in 2010 and was honored again in 2012 with the Melba Opera Trust’s Amelia Joscelyne Reserve Scholarship and the Ruskin Family Opera Award.
Alleaume has also enjoyed considerable success at important vocal competitions, winning the Australian Youth Aria in 2009 and the highly-esteemed Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria in 2011. She has also garnered Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards, coming in First Place at both the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria in 2012 and the Herald Sun Aria in 2013 (having been a runner-up at the latter in 2010 and 2011).