Miriam Allan

Genre: Soprano

Artist Reviews

"stylish [Isifile] steals the show several times"

Gramaphone, Isifile - Giasone (Cavalli)

“the timbre is one of polished gold from the top to the bottom.”

Voix des Arts, Isifile - Giasone (Cavalli)

“the vocal magic of the night…she took the audience’s breath away.”

Sydney Morning Herald, Isifile - Giasone (Cavalli)

"What can one say about the soprano Miriam Allan except that ‘every Haydn should have one’? Clearly enjoying all her numbers, she channelled an intelligent understanding of the musical idiom throughout – the very definition of unconscious competence. Every note was crafted for attack, dynamic change, timbre and ornament, such that her silvery top notes tinkled above the chorus in The marv’lous work, a summery verdant landscape was summoned in With verdure clad and Eve’s soon-to-be-shattered loving innocence came shining through in the warm rendering of O thou, for whom I am!"

Creation, Haydn, St John's Smith's Square - The Whitehall Choir 2019 - Barry Creasey, musicomh.com


The “sublime singing” (Gramophone, 2017) of Soprano Miriam Allan has been enjoyed across the world, from her native Australia, through Japan and Singapore, as well as at festivals throughout Europe and North America, and the Funeral of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in 2017.

Engagements for 2022-23 saw her return to Australia for a recital tour of Haydn’s Canzonettes with fortepianist Erin Helyard, as well as performances of Vivaldi with Pinchgut Opera, productions of The Indian Queen (Purcell) in Caen, Antwerp and Luxembourg with Emmanelle Haim and Concert d’Astree, as well as Bach’s B Minor Mass with Berner Kammerchor, St Matthew Passion with John Butt and Dunedin Consort and Alexander’s Feast (Handel) with University College, Dublin. 

Highlights during the  2021-22 season  saw Miriam perform with Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent; multiple projects with Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew, as well as engagements at the Wigmore Hall with Jonathan Cohen & Arcangelo; return performances for Christian Curnyn & Early Opera Company; Messiah in Madrid and Oxford with The Instruments of Time and Truth and concerts at King’s Place with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

the vocal magic of the night…she took the audience’s breath away.”

On the opera stage she is a regular company soloist with Pinchgut Opera, for whom she has sung Isifile (Giasone, Cavalli) and Costanza (Griselda, Vivaldi). For the Innsbruck Festival she has sung Galatea (Acis & Galatea, Handel), whilst she has taken various roles in The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera Comique, Paris, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Other roles include Queen of the Night (Magic Flute, Mozart), Musica and Proserpina (Orfeo, Monteverdi) and various roles in Dardanus, Rameau.

She has appeared alongside Sir John Eliot Gardiner & English Baroque Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki & Bach Collegium Japan, Nicholas Collon & Aurora Orchestra and Lars Ulrik Mortensen & Concerto Copenhagen as well as conductors William Christie, Stephen Layton and Laurence Cummings and orchestras the BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Les Violins du Roy, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music.

She has sung Mozart Mass in C Minor in Lincoln Centre, New York, Bach Magnificat in the Musikverein, Vienna, Handel Messiah in Sydney Opera House, Haydn Die Schöpfung at the Barbican, London, Rameau In Convertando in Chapelle Royale, Versailles and appeared in Mozart Opera Galas at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Her discography includes the Gramophone award winning series of Monteverdi Madrigals with Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew, with whom she can also be seen in the DVD release of Orfeo as Proserpina , as well as the Mozart Requiem with Leipzig Kammerorchester, a recital of Handel and Purcell on ABC Classics and Pinchgut Opera’s series of live recordings.

Reviewing the latter’s release of Giasone, Gramophone remarked that her “stylish [Isifile] steals the show several times,’ whilst Voix des Arts wrote of the same performance “the timbre is one of polished gold from the top to the bottom.”


For Oratorio and Concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Arne, Thomas The Morning
Bach, J.S  Alles Mit Gott
B Minor Mass
Easter Oratorium
Magnificats in D and E flat
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Solo cantatas 51, 182, 199, 202, 131, 140, 147, 149, 198
Weihnachts Oratorium
Carissimi Jepthe
Charpentier Te Deum
Cherubini Miss Solemnis
Couperin Leçons de Tenebres
Faure Requiem
Handel Alexander’s Feast
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Silete Venti
Haydn Creation
Maria Theresa Mass
Miss Sancti Nicolai
Nelson Mass
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Mass in C Minor (both soprano parts)
Vesperae Solonnes de Confessore
Orff Carmina Burana
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art
Fairy Queen
King Arthur
Rameau In Convertando
Rossini  Petite Messe Solennelle
Rutter Requiem
Schubert Mass in G
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus



Artist: Miriam Allan
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Soprano
People: Miriam Allan, from Giasone

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