Cancer claims premier Australian soprano, 49

Cancer claims premier Australian soprano, 49


norman lebrecht

March 21, 2021

Opera Australia has announced the death, from ovarian cancer, of principal soprano Taryn Fiebig.

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini writes:

“It is with great sadness to hear of Taryn Fiebig’s passing. Taryn was an extremely talented artist and a wonderful human being. I saw her last week and was deeply moved by her grace and generosity as she faced her final curtain call.
“We all loved Taryn and we admired her strength and joy for life.
“Arrivederci Taryn. We will miss you terribly and we will never forget the impact and influence you had on all our lives. I send my deepest condolences to Jud and family.”


Initially a cellist, she joined Opera Australia in 2005 and sang leading roles in most subsequent seasons.
It is reported that her singing moved Prince Charles to tears.


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    God, this is absolutely awful. Very bad news.

  • Enid H. Adler, Esq says:

    My condolences to Taryn’s family. I just listened to some of her concerts. What an agile, beautiful and well nuanced voice. So tragic to lose someone so young and with so much more to share with her gifted voice. I now am 85, a singer still and, fortunately, recovered now for 9 years from ovarian cancer stage 3. One of the lucky survivor’s of this horrible disease, I embrace her family with heartfelt caring and love.

    Enid H. Adler
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Anne OBrien says:

    Such a great talent so sorry to hear of her passing sympathy to her family and friends

  • Kerry Elizabeth says:

    What a gorgeous voice and a terrible tragedy. I am an ovarian cancer survivor and know I am very fortunate. My condolences to her family and colleagues.

  • Marg says:

    Australian opera and singing fans are gutted by her untimely death. She was much loved, a fun person, and had a superb voice. RIP Taryn. So very sad ….