Hayley Sugars

Hayley Sugars


Hayley was a member of the Opera Queensland Young and Developing Artist Program (2007-2009) and has enjoyed success in many national competitions, including winning the German-Australian Opera Grant in 2010. This success resulted in contracts with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Landestheater Coburg.

Operatic repertoire includes Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the title role in Rinaldo, Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Varvara in Katja Kabanova, Flora Bervoix in La traviata, Mirabella in Der Zigeunerbaron, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde, Auntie in Peter Grimes and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.

Since returning to Australia, Hayley has performed to great acclaim for Opera Queensland, New Zealand Opera and Brisbane Festival. Most recently, she has performed in Opera Queensland’s new production of The Sopranos and took part in the highly successful Festival of Outback Opera.

Past Performances

Saturday 28 November

Performance Opera Queensland Under the Stars

Ten principal artists, a mighty 60-strong Opera Queensland Chorus, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and a choir of young singers from Yeronga State High School are gathering to celebrate 40 years…

Recital Hayley Sugars

Award-winning mezzo-soprano Hayley Sugars gets up close and personal for an intimate recital of songs about love in all its mystery, intrigue, yearning and splendour. Hayley’s impressive career includes contracts…

15 - 31 July 2021

Performance The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna. And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This…

20 November 2021

Performance VERDI

Opera Queensland’s VERDI brings the power and majesty of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s works to the Concert Hall stage for two performances this November. Songs from La traviata, Macbeth, Il…

29 March - 2 April 2022

Performance The Sopranos

Celebrating bold and rebellious women Season 2022 opens with The Sopranos, a new commission by writer Sarah Holland-Batt, celebrating the bold and rebellious roles women have played throughout the history…

14 - 23 July 2022

Performance La Traviata

Love, intensity, heartache Violetta is the ultimate party girl, a courtesan who can charm her way into the life of anyone she chooses. Then she meets Alfredo and the rules…

20 & 27 April 2024

Performance Lucia di Lammermoor

A Brisbane Bel Canto event A NEW FESTIVAL FOR THE BRISBANE STAGE Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ★★★★★ “One for the ages, it’s not to be missed” – Limelight…

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