Biography

‘Ashlyn Tymms provided glamour and a voice with colour and depth…’ 

Financial Times, London

 

2020

Hansel                        Hansel and Gretel                           West Australian Opera

Mezzo soloist            Beethoven Missa solemnis            West Australian Symphony Orchestra (cancelled due to Covid)

Full time ensemble                                                             Opera Australia

 

2020 Cover

Grimgerde                 Die Walküre                                      Opera Australia

 

2019

Flora                           La Traviata                                        West Australian Opera

Lady-in-waiting         Macbeth                                           West Australian Opera

 

Roles performed 

Diana                          Actaeon                                           Lost and Found Opera                   2018

Lapak                          The Cunning Little Vixen              West Australian Opera                   2018 

Rosimonda                Faramondo                                     The London Handel Festival          2017

La Marchande           Les mamelles de Tirésias             The Royal College of Music            2017

Judith                          The Two Sisters*                            Tête à Tête, London                        2016

*Premier

 

Oratorio

Christopher Bowen Australian War Requiem                Sydney Town Hall                            2018

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle                                       SUGC Sydney Great Hall                2018

Verdi Requiem                                                                     Sydney Town Hall                            2017 

R V Williams Serenade to Music                                       Buckingham Palace                         2017

Dvořák Stabat Mater                                                          SUGC Sydney Great Hall                 2015 

 

Solo Concert & Recital  

Regional Opera Gala Concerts                                          West Australian Opera                    2018

- Opera in The Valley of The Giants, Pinnacles & Quarry

Stuart Skelton Wagner Concert,                                       St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London    2017

The London Cello Orchestra Tour                                    South Korea                                      2017

The Royal Over-Seas League Awards in Recital             London                                               2017

Tait Memorial Trust, Winter Prom                                    St John's Smith Square, London    2016

 

Competitions 

The Royal Over-Seas League Finalist:

Outstanding Australian Musician Award                         London                                             2017

Winner of The Joan Carden Award                                   Sydney                                              2015


 

Training

Masters of Vocal Performance Distinction                     Royal College of Music, London     2017

Gertrude Johnson Scholar
                                                 The Opera Studio Melbourne         2011

Bachelor of Music                                                               The University of Melbourne          2009

 

Awards

Bendat Scholarship                                                            West Australian Opera   

HF Music Scholar                                                               The Royal College of Music    

Outstanding Australian Musician Award                       The Royal Over-Seas League        

Basil Coleman Award                                                        The Royal College of Music      

Tait Louise Worthington Award                                       The Tait Memorial Trust           

Ian Potter Cultural Trust                                                   Australia                                       

 

Ashlyn Tymms recently performed as Hänsel in the West Australian Opera production of Hänsel and Gretel Opera in the Park. Other engagements with WAO include Flora in La Traviata, Lady in waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth, Mrs Paskova and Lapak in The Cunning Little Vixen directed by Stuart Maunder. Regional concerts include Opera in the Pinnacles, Opera in the Quarry and Opera in The Valley of The Giants. Ashlyn was due to make her West Australian Symphony Orchestra debut this June under the baton of Asher Fisch as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. Ashlyn is currently a full time mezzo soprano with Opera Australia and is covering Grimgerde in Wagner's Die Walküre later in 2020.  

Ashlyn performed as Rosimonda in Handel’s Faramondo at the 2017 London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings. Other performed operatic roles include: Diana Actaeon, La Marchande De Journal Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Eurydice Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Dido Dido and Aeneas, Eurydice Orpheus in the Underworld and Berenice Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro. Contemporary operas performed include: Philip Glass & Robert Moran’s The Juniper TreeThe Cockatoos and the role of Judith in The Two Sisters, produced by Tête à Tête, London.  

 

Ashlyn has had further success on the concert platform throughout Australia, UK and Asia, of note, touring with the London Cello Orchestra to South Korea. She had the honour of singing Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of John Wilson at a performance at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Performed concert repertoire includes: Verdi’s Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater,  Handel’s Nisi Dominus and Messiah, C. P. E. Bach’s Magnificat, J. S. Bach’s Cantata No.78, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Heinichen’s Missa No.9, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Christopher Bowen’s An Australian War Requiem.

Ashlyn is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Australian Musician Award from the Royal Over-Seas League and the Tait Louise Worthington Award, Tait Memorial Trust, London. Other awards include: the Bendat Scholarship West Australian Opera, the Basil Coleman Award; Sylvia Harris Award; Ian Potter Cultural Trust; and the PPCA Performers Trust. Ashlyn graduated as an HF Music Scholar at the Royal College of Music, Master of Performance with Distinction.

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