About

Wiltshire born soprano Siân Dicker is a scholarship student studying on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Marie Vassiliou and Janice Chapman. Siân completed her Masters studies at GSMD with Distinction and prior to this completed her Undergraduate BMus studies at City University London, graduating with First-class Honours. 

 

Siân is thrilled to have won the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2017, adjudicated by Elin Manahan Thomas and Gareth Jones, as well as the Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year competition in March 2017, adjudicated by David Jackson. She was most recently was awarded Nigel Beale first prize at the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition in July 2018 and was delighted to be awarded second prize at the John Warner Memorial Award for 2018. Siân has recently sung in Masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray, Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock CBE and William Bolcom. She has recently given recitals at the Barbican Centre, St John's Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, St David's Cathedral and the Machynlleth Festival. 

 

Operatic roles have included Countess Rosina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Lady Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement) and Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Guildhall School studio scenes; Mercedes (Carmen), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) in Guildhall School opera scenes; Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) for Leicester MusicFest; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for British Youth Opera's Easter workshops 2016; Giunone (La Calisto), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Mother and Witch (Hansel and Gretel) for City Opera Ensemble;  chorus (Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci) for Hampstead Garden Opera, and most recently chorus of Nuns (Soeur Saint Charles) for Guildhall School's 2018 Spring production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. 

 

Siân's studies are generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust, The Altrusa Careers Trust, The Women's Career Foundation and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust. 

 

Siân Dicker & Simon Lane, September 2016 - Photo courtesy of Max Rickards: www.maxrickards.com
Siân Dicker & Simon Lane, September 2016 - Photo courtesy of Max Rickards: www.maxrickards.com
Photo courtesy of Sebastian Charlesworth: www.sjcharlesworth.com/
Photo courtesy of Sebastian Charlesworth: www.sjcharlesworth.com/

“The range of colour in Sian’s voice and her stylistic interpretation of the music along with the way her character shone through all resulted in a very polished performance.”       - Elin Manahan Thomas, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, July 2017                                                                                                                                                                    "...a singer of huge range and power, for whom an operatic career beckons."                 - Chichester Observer, April 2018                                                                                                                                                                          "Simply exquisite. The flawless capture of the melancholy and romance in each song was undeniable, all within Dicker's glittering vibrato voice."                                                       - Wiltshire Times, July 2018