Renowned 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 year as a young artist she made three role debuts at the Sydney Opera House: Micaëla in Carmen, Leïla in The Pearl Fishers and Alexandra Mason in The Eighth Wonder. This year, she has performed the roles of Micaëla in Carmen, Violetta Valéry in La Traviata, Flower Maiden 1 in Parsifal and Valencienne in The Merry Widow.
In 2018, Stacey will perform the roles of Valencienne, Micaëla, Violetta Valéry; and Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia, with Opera Australia.
Stacey has enjoyed considerable success in 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 triumphed in Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards, taking first place in both the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria (2012) and the 2013 Herald Sun Aria (having been runner-up in the latter in 2010 and 2011).
After completing a Bachelor of Music (Music Performance) degree from The University of Melbourne, Stacey undertook the Performance Program at The Opera Studio Melbourne in 2010. Since then her artistic development has been supported by many awards, including grants from the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation and Opus 50 Charitable Trust in 2011. In 2010 Stacey received the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Scholarship, and was honoured again in 2012 with the Melba Opera Trust’s Amelia Joscelyne Reserve Scholarship and the Ruskin Family Opera Award.