Irena Lysiuk is a Matilda Award nominated, versatile operatic soprano, music theatre and pop singer. Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium majoring in Classical Voice, Irena Lysiuk has worked extensively with companies Opera Queensland, The Little Red Company and Little match productions. In 2021, Irena helped develop Opera Queensland’s country music / opera show Are you Lonesome Tonight and went on to perform the work on a 33 date regional tour around the state. Irena has performed in OQ’s mainstage QPAC productions as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro (2021) as well as ensemble roles in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore (2017), Don Giovanni (2018), A Flowering Tree (2019), Tosca (2019) and Orpheus & Euridice with CIRCA (2019).
Irena has also worked with Brisbane favourites The Little Red Company in their live stage shows Sisters are doing it for themselves (2022), Christmas Actually (2020, 2021) There’s Something About Music (2021)and Your Song: The music of Elton John with the stories of real people (2021). Turning to musical theatre, Irena played ‘Carmen’ in Sweet Charity at the Brisbane Powerhouse (2019) and Anne Egerman in the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (2018).