Juel Riggall is a graduate of MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY and was the recipient, in 2013, of the Acclaim Awards Chief Justice’s Award which enabled her to study, through the FONDAZIONE PERGOLESI SPONTINI in Italy, with soprano Valeria Esposito. She has been a participant in the prestigious LISA GASTEEN NATIONAL OPERA SCHOOL and in master classes with various renowned coaches including at the FERRANDOU SUMMER SCHOOL in France where she worked with David Wilson Johnson.
For VICTORIAN OPERA her appearances have included the role of Mrs Anderssen in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and the Flower Maiden in PARSIFAL in 2019, The Green Fairy in the company’s 2017 season of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY as well as prior engagements as Annina in LA TRAVIATA, Turnspit in RUSALKA, Eriphyle in DAPHNIS & CHLOE and the Dew Fairy in HANSEL & GRETEL.
She appeared as Flora in LA TRAVIATA for MELBOURNE OPERA during 2018 and made two tours of China and Singapore for the company, appearing as soloist in opera concerts, in 2014 and 2018.
Elsewhere on the concert platform, her recent engagements include, during 2019, being soloist in Gounod’s REQUIEM for the VICTORIA CHORALE and in 2018 being engaged as a guest soloist with the JIANGSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in Nanjing where she appeared in arias from CARMEN and Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE and THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.
Her recorded work includes LA PARTENZA, a collection of Italian songs and arias, in collaboration with London-based tenor, Tyrone Landau and the NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, as part of its ITALIAN MASTERS OF THE PRADO exhibition.
Riggall’s engagements, during 2020, included the role of Madame de la Haltiére in VICTORIAN OPERA‘s production of Massenet’s CENDRILLON.
During 2021 she appeared as the mezzo soprano soloist in the Adelaide season of the AUSTRALIAN BALLET‘s ANNA KARENINA and was engaged for its subsequently cancelled Melbourne season, and returned to VICTORIAN OPERA for the role of the Green Fairy in SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Plans for 2022 include performing one of the sextet of female supporting roles in MELBOURNE OPERA’s season of THE RISE & FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY.
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