‘Oozing characterful expression’ with ‘ample tones, gorgeously rich in the middle’ (Opera Today), spinto soprano Siân Dicker is in demand for her rich, full-bodied voice and dramatic flair. Known for her expressive characterisation and genuine connection with audiences, Siân performs regularly on both the recital and opera stage.
A regular on the competition platform, Siân won the Singers Prize in the 2020 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. She is proud to be an Oxford Lieder Ambassador for Song, having won the 2020 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner, Krystal Tunnicliffe. Siân is a 2020 City Music Foundation Artist and was delighted to join the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme for 2021/22.
Siân won the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2017. She was awarded runner up at the 2020 Clonter Opera Prize, second prize at the 2019 Patricia Routledge English National Song competition and was the winner of the inaugural Hurn Court Opera singing competition in July 2018. Siân was also a finalist in the innovative 'By Voice Alone' competition in May 2019. Siân is excited to recently have been awarded a special commendation for Boosey & Hawkes' Sing Finzi competition.
Siân has recently worked with the Royal Opera House on Lost and Found; a project of newly commissioned operas premiered in St Pancras Station in March 2022 to celebrate International Women's Day. Siân’s recent roles include Flaminia Il mondo della luna ('Fool Moon', Bampton Classical Opera), Contessa Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Holland Park Young Artist Production), Amaranta La fedeltà premiata (Guildhall Opera), Venus Venus and Adonis (Guildhall Opera), Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte (Hurn Court Opera) and Observer 1 The Angel Esmeralda (Guildhall Opera – world premiere). Siân was due to cover the role of Foreign Princess Rusalka (Garsington Opera 2020), however due to cancellations was instead delighted to sing solo chorus soprano in Garsington’s Fidelio.
Siân is also a Live Music Now musician and has worked with the charity to create online concerts for care homes and SEND schools throughout the Covid 19 pandemic. She works regularly with Britten Pears Arts Community team to deliver workshops to older people in the local Suffolk community and recently enjoyed delivering dementia-friendly performances at both Aldeburgh and Ryedale Festivals.