Fiona Maconaghie made her professional debut performing along side her father the baritone Ronald Maconaghie as Barbarina in the Marriage of Figaro with Opera Australia in 1979. She has performed principal roles for all the state opera companies in Australia. She won the Shell Aria Competition in 1982 and the Dame Sister Mary Leo Competition in New Zealand in 1985, which enabled her to return to London for further study.
Fiona was a principal soprano for Opera Australia for over ten years, especially remembered for her Mozart, Rossini and operetta roles. She was a regular on the concert platform Australia wide. She retired after the birth of her second child, devoting her time to her family.
In the last few years Fiona has returned to the concert stage performing with Robert Goode in the Pied Piper concert series and also on the Sydney Town Hall stage. She has performed alongside harpist, Verna Lee, in many of these concerts and a strong rapport has grown between the two artists while working at extending the repertoire for voice and harp into different styles and genres.