Olivia Payne

Olivia Payne


Mezzo-soprano Olivia Payne graduated with a Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has an ATCL Diploma (Trinity College London) and a Bachelor of Music Performance (Sydney Conservatorium of Music).  

With the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Olivia has performed as La Libellule (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Nancy (Albert Herring) and Karen (Percy – The Opera). With Pinchgut Opera, she has performed in The Loves of Apollo and Dafne, Médée, Rinaldo and Theodora in Concert. 

In 2022, Olivia made her debut with Cantillation and Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the baton of Simone Young. She also performed with the Young Stars of Australian Opera at Carols in the Domain. 

In 2023, Olivia joined Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program, performing in Sunset Opera at South Bank in March, and understudying the role of Dorabella in Patrick Nolan’s new production of Così fan tutte in QPAC’s Playhouse. Olivia was also named the new Taryn Fiebig Scholar with Pinchgut Opera and will perform with Pinchgut Opera in Dido and Aeneas and their Eternal Light concerts later this year. 

She will continue as an Opera Queensland Young Artist in the 2024 program. 

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