Irena Lysiuk is a classically trained, versatile Soprano with over 10 years of professional performance experience. With a bachelor of Music in Performance and Pedagogy, majoring in Classical Voice, Irena has learnt primarily from esteemed vocal coach and soprano, Margaret Schindler. During her degree, Irena performed several roles in Queensland Conservatorium productions including Una Novizia in Suor Angelica (2011), Papagena in excerpts from Die Zauberflöte (2012), Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (2013) and Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea (2015).
In 2016, Irena graduated with a post graduate diploma of music studies majoring in opera performance from the Queensland Conservatorium. As well as this, she understudied the lead role of Monica and performed the role of Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium by Underground Opera and made her debut with Opera Queensland in the role of Adina in the OperaQ/shake and stir theatre co. school touring production of FiZZ! (an adaptation of Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore).
At the age of 24, Irena has toured nationally and internationally with Brisbane popular acts Avaberee and Charlie Mayfair. In 2013, Irena went to Los Angeles to write and record an original album with pop group Avaberee, recorded and produced by Tommy English (Studio America). Returning to The United States in 2015, Avaberee played shows in Los Angeles as a part of Culture Collide and in New York at CMJ Music Marathon.