Fiona Janes (mezzo-soprano)
Fiona has had a distinguished career performing extensively in both Australia and Europe in opera and concert. Her repertoire includes: Adalgisa, Angelina, Donna Elvira, Zerlina, Mercedes, Rosina, Sesto in both Julius Caesar and La Clemenza di Tito, Isabella, Composer, Dorabella, Annio and Mistress Quickly. Other performances include: Siebel (Victorian & Queensland Opera), Nero (Buxton Festival), Rosina (Netherlands Opera, ENO & Welsh National Opera), Second Lady & Meg (ENO), Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito (Glyndebourne Touring Opera), Idamante (Flanders Philharmonic), Margherite (Scotland & Lyric Opera of Queensland), Ascanio in Les Troyens for LSO with Sir Colin Davis, Angelina (Semperoper Dresden & New Zealand) and Scitalce in Meyerbeer’s Semiramide with Bonynge (Rossini Festival in Germany). She has worked for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scottish Opera & Edinburgh Festival and sung for all the major Australian orchestras. In concert she has performed Verdi Requiem, Dream of Gerontius, Mahler Symphony No 2, Rossini Stabat Mater, Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Berlioz Roméo et Juliette, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Mass in C and Symphony No 9. Recordings: Semiramide and Lurline with Bonynge (Naxos), Pulcinella (Naxos), Parisina (Opera Rara) & Mozart Centenary. She was the producer and starred in Richard Bonynge’s 80th Birthday Concert in 2010 in Sydney.