Press Release: Kensington soprano qualifies for final round of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria

2 September 2014 

French-Australian soprano Sylvie Humphries lives in Kensington, comes from a musical family and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance and an Advanced Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sylvie has performed many roles in operatic productions, including Cupidon in Orphèe aux enfers and Serpetta in La finta giardiniera. In her blossoming recital career, Sylvie has featured as a soloist with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performed Frasquita from Carmen with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and given a recital for Artsong NSW with pianist John Martin.

She recently appeared as Soprano 1 in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra with the Harbour City Opera, and will soon play Hanna in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow with Rockdale Opera. Sylvie recently received the Encouragement Award at Noosa Federation of the Arts Dame Joan Sutherland Competition.

Sylvie does not fantasize about becoming a diva. She dreams about finding a job as an opera singer with an opera company in France or Germany. She would love to become a principal artist, but would gladly accept any job, with any company where she could work
to become the best singer she can be. She is thrilled to have qualified for the final round of the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Aria and is determined to give her best performance ever.

The final of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria will take place at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, on 21 September at 5pm. Tickets costing $38 (adult)
or $31 (concession) can be reserved online at,au or, by calling Ticketek on 1300 795 012 or visiting The Concourse Box Office from 9am-6pm Monday to Friday.

Jennie Lees, PhD
Media Liaison & Public Information