• Celeste Haworth
  • Celeste Haworth
  • Celeste Haworth
  • Celeste Haworth

Celeste Haworth - Mezzo Soprano, Opera Australia Artist

Celeste has performed many roles as a principal artist in Europe, Australia and Asia and has been a regular principal artist with Opera Australia , the State Theatre of Wiesbaden, and the annual Wien Modern Festival in Vienna.

After Covid forced all scheduled performances to be postponed or cancelled again in mid 2021, Celeste happily returns to the stage for Opera Australia throughout 2022, in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Celeste will reprise her role of Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata, which she performed in 2021 to critical acclaim in Opera Australia’s Opera on the Harbour, and continue to develop and expand her dramatic mezzo soprano repertoire.

In 2023 Celeste is delighted to step into dramatic roles, covering the role of Erda in Opera Australia's Ring Cycle at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, whilst simultaneously performing the role of First Norn.

The Australian mezzo made several  international role debuts in Germany  for the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden over a number of seasons, with roles including Emilia (Otello, Verdi), Meg Page (Falstaff, Verdi), 3rd Maid (Elektra, Strauss), Kate Pinkerton and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly, Puccini), Innkeeper (Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky), Marcellina (Le Nozze Di Figaro, Mozart), and notably as Charlotte in Zimmerman’s challenging Die Soldaten. All performances were a critical and public success.

She also given several recitals at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Giessen Musik Festival, Schloss Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen and Kammer Musik Wiesbaden.

Celeste performed extensively as a soloist with renowned orchestras including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Early Music Ensemble, the Deutsches Kammer Orchester in connection with the Frankfurter Philharmoniker, Wien Residenz Orchester and the Sydney Symphonietta.

Currently based in Sydney as an artist with Opera Australia, Celeste has been singing at the Sydney Opera House since 2019, such as Opera Australia’s Great Opera Hits Concert Series. In 2020, some of the concerts and engagements including the role of Mercedes in Opera Australia’s National 2020 Tour of Bizet’s Carmen, were postponed before Celeste’s triumphant return as Flora in Opera Australia’s La Traviata on Sydney Harbour, and the continuation of the acclaimed Great Opera Hits concerts in 2021.

Celeste has sung many other major operatic roles in both Europe and Australia, including Marchesa Melibea (Il Viaggio A Reims,Rossini), Tamerlano (Tamerlano, Händel), Dorabella  (Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart), Bertarido ( Rodelinda, Händel), La Voix, and Muse/Nicklausse  (Les Contes de Hoffmann, Offenbach), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini), Frau Reich (Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor, Nicolai), Mother Goose (The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky), Madame Rosa(Il Campanello, Donizetti), Sally (A Hand of Bridge,Barber), Deuxieme Commere  (Angelique, Ibert), La Marchande(Les Maremelles de Tiresias,Poulenc), Florence Pike and Nancy Waters (Albert Herring, Britten).

Celeste has four degrees, three from the Sydney Conservatorium, including a Post Grad Diploma of Music (Opera ), and her Masters of Opera from the Vienna Conservatorium (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien). Her Master’s Thesis “Rossini Heroines” was published and is available on amazon.com.

In addition Celeste is an occasional presenter on Fine Music Sydney, 102.5FM on the flag ship drive time program, Fine Music Drive.