Irena Lysiuk

Irena Lysiuk


Since graduating from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2016 with a Graduate Diploma in Music Studies and in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music, Irena Lysiuk has worked extensively for Opera Queensland.

Irena played the role of Gretel in Opera Queensland and shake & stir theatre co’s school touring production of Hansel and Gretel (2017-18) and Adina in FiZZ! (2016), as well as chorus roles in Opera Queensland productions including Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore (2017), Don Giovanni (2018) and A Flowering Tree (2019).

Most recently, Irena was part of the cast of the acclaimed regional tour, Are You Lonesome Tonight, the most extensive regional tour in Opera Queensland’s 40 year history.

Turning to musical theatre, Irena played Carmen in Sweet Charity at the Brisbane Powerhouse (2019) and Anne Egerman in the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (2018). In 2018, Irena debuted the role of the Pussycat in Little Match Productions’ new opera The Owl & the Pussycat, and performed at CommGames Festival and Brisbane Festival 2018 at QPAC.

While studying at Queensland Conservatorium, Irena’s roles included Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea (2015), Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (2013), Papagena in Die Zauberflöte – scenes (2012), and Una Novizia in Suor Angelica (2011).

Past Performances

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…

24 September 2021

Family friendly La bohème

Puccini’s classic La bohème is reawakened with a contemporary spin that explores how young people cope with uncertainty and change in today’s pressured world. This intimate retelling of the great…

Regional Tour May-June 2021

Regional Are You Lonesome Tonight

Are You Lonesome Tonight is our most ambitious regional tour in our 40-year history. Visiting more than 30 communities and travelling some 8,000 kilometres, the tour embraces regional Queensland with…

27 September 2021

Workshop Youth Contemporary Workshop

Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland at our youth workshops. In this 3-hour workshop led by facilitator Susan Ellis and guest artist Irena Lysiuk, students will…

27 and 28 September 2021

Workshop Youth 2-Day Vocal Workshop

Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland in this 2-day vocal workshop for high school aged children. Hosted by vocal coach, Susan Ellis, students will work through…

Tuesday 16 – Monday 22 May 2023

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

“Only the countless stars in the night skies could provide a sufficiently high rating to this stellar event and its long-lasting impact on the lives it touches.” Limelight Magazine Presented…

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March 2023

Recital Poulenc: An Ode to My Favourite Composer – Irena Lysiuk

Irena Lysiuk and Alex Raineri deliver two intimate performances as part of the Opera Queensland Studio Series. The Opera Queensland Studio Series returns in 2023 with a new cast of…

Thursday 28 September 2023

Family friendly La bohème

Love. Friendship. Art. Join the bohemians with this modern retelling of the Puccini Masterpiece. Based on the Puccini classic, Opera Queensland’s secondary schools’ touring production of La bohème explores the…

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