Anastasia Bickel has just been named the 2019 winner of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Award by the Opera Foundation for Young Australians and will be joining the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a Young Artist for their 2020-2021 season.
She has recently returned to Australia after a one-year contract as a Young Artist at Theater Basel, where her roles included Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Annina in La Traviata, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and many others. She also performed there in a series of concerts of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in which she sang Erda/Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, Schwertleite/Grimgerde in Die Walküre, Erda in Siegfried, and First Norn/Flosshilde in Die Götterdämmerung.
In Australia, she has performed as soloist in over twenty oratorios and her operatic roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and Florence Pike in Albert Herring for the Queensland Conservatorium/Brisbane Festival, Philadel's Spirit in King Arthur at the Brisbane Baroque Festival and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.
She graduated in 2016 from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice (Advanced Performance). She has been a prize winner at the Australian Singing Competition three times, finalist and prize winner at the National Liederfest twice, and was chosen to represent Australia in the final rounds of the Belvedere International Singing Competition twice.
Anastasia is excited to be returning on full scholarship to the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School for the third time.
"Anastasia Bickel has a voice of dark velvet"
Limelight Magazine, September 2016.