Siobhán O’Rourke is an Irish-Australian soprano (EU citizen) based in Vienna. She has a Graduate Diploma of Music in Opera from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and further vocal studies in the UK, Italy and Austria.
Siobhán has performed as Mimì, La Contessa, Fiordiligi, Madame Lidoine, Galatea, Papagena and Cherubino, amongst other roles, and as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Siobhán has performed roles in numerous musical theatre and cabaret productions, and toured with theatrical productions in Australia. As a soloist on the concert stage, Siobhán’s performances include numerous recitals, for Die Lange Nacht der Kirchen, Die Lange Nacht der Museen, at the Congress Graz Stefaniensaal, for functions at the Sydney Opera House, and in concert with the Barrier Reef Orchestra.
In Sydney, Siobhán performed roles with Pacific Opera, Opera West, Sydney Opera Workshop, Amazon Productions, Proscenium Music, New Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Edge Theatre and The Hills Centre, amongst others, and toured with productions to Canberra and Adelaide. Siobhán has studied acting and movement at the Actors Centre Australia, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and trained for many years in contemporary jazz ballet and Alexander Technique. She has been a prizewinner in many vocal competitions, including the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition twice, and has been awarded grants from the Phonographic Performing Company of Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.
In Vienna, Siobhán has performed recitals at Kulturkreis 15, the Hietzing Festival and the Austro-American Society and as a soloist at the ORF Kulturhaus, the Weltmuseum in the Hofburg, Josefstädter Straße Straßenfest, Schlumberger Kellerei and St Patrick’s Day at The Laden, amongst other engagements. In 2016, Siobhán was a guest soloist at the Reformierte Stadtkirche on Dorotheergasse and performed in their program for the Lange Nacht der Kirchen. She has also performed programs for the Lange Nacht der Museen and was invited to return to Australia in October 2016 for a concert of operatic highlights with the Barrier Reef Orchestra, conducted by Lt. Col. Craig Johnson. Siobhán has performed for receptions at the Irish Ambassador’s residence in Vienna and at Schlosspark Schönbrunn for the Open Pianos for Refugees concert series. Most recently, Siobhán performed a recital with pianist Anastasia Tzisova in the Großer Festsaal of the Amtshaus Hietzing (Aus dem Walde tritt die Nacht) and a return recital at Rosinagasse 4 at the invitation of Kulturkreis 15 (Von ewiger Liebe).
Siobhán is also a violinist, with over 20 years experience playing in chamber orchestras and string quartets, and working as a jazz and folk musician. She has performed on a number of independent albums, including a track that won Best Australian Song at the 2008 Australian Songwriting Awards.