Soprano D’Arne Sleeman has performed operatic roles including Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Italy with Studio Lirico; Nella in Gianni Schicchi; and the Witch in Dido and Aeneas for Opera Box in Wales and London. She has performed regularly with the renowned Opera Queensland Chorus since 1993 and appeared as a concert soloist on several occasions.
From 2004-2006 D’Arne toured extensively around Queensland in the title role and covering the role of Annabel for Opera Queensland’s Educational Primary School show The Songbird.
D’Arne has performed the roles of Gianetta in Elisir d’amour, Suor Infermiera in Suor Angelica and concert excerpts of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Mimi/Musetta in La Boheme with Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
D’Arne enjoys performing and creating chamber opera and has performed ‘Christmas around the world’; the title role in Susanna’s Secret; Bastienna in Bastienne and Bastienna; Geraldine in Hand of Bridge, The Soprano in Murder at the Opera, and two concert series of ‘The Soprano Tenor Showdown’ and The ‘History of Shakespeare through music’. She also appeared as the Velveteen Rabbit in local Brisbane composer Simon Chan’s musical adaptation of the book.
D’Arne produced and performed in the Festival of Music and Song for Council on the Ageing at QPAC Concert Hall. In 2007 she sang the National Anthem for 38,000 people live at Suncorp Stadium for the Rugby League which was televised nationally and in 2008 performed the Australian and New Zealand National Anthems for one of the world’s largest sit down dinners for 4,600 in Musgrave park. More recently she has done concert series with Operatif around South East Qld and Underground Opera in Rockhampton.
D’Arne performs regularly as a concert soloist, for weddings, anthems, funerals and church services. D’Arne holds a Graduate Diploma in Voice from The Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.