Mezzo-soprano
Shikara Ringdahl

Shikara Ringdahl

Biography

Australian mezzo-soprano Shikara Ringdahl is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) and holds a Bachelor of Music. She made her professional debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures Op. 37 under the baton of Benjamin Northey and became the first vocalist invited by SSO to tour in their 80 years of regional touring. 

Shikara’s opera credits include Der Komponist in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Simone Young AM, Larina in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin conducted by Richard Hetherington, and Mrs Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring, directed by Bruce Beresford for QCGU and Brisbane Festival. Shikara has also been a resident Young Artist with the Israeli Opera’s Meitar Opera Studio. 

Shikara has been a finalist in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition, New Zealand Aria Competition, Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, and winner of the BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.  

In 2023 Shikara joined Opera Queensland’s (OQ) Young Artist Program and made her company debut as Second Apparition in Macbeth. For OQ, she also performed with the OQ Chorus in Macbeth, Cosi fan tutte and Aida. Shikara returns as a Young Artist this year and is currently performing in a statewide tour of Do We Need Another Hero? 

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