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Kira Dooner is a passionate Australian soprano. Originally from Armidale NSW, she is a graduate of a Bachelor of Music Performance in Classical Voice at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and is currently studying with Professor Lisa Gasteen AO. 

Kira has continued to be recognised as a promising classical singer, being the recipient of awards such as the Wagner Society in Queensland Encouragement award (2022), the Linda Edith Allen award (2022), the Blanche and Hugh Campbell Award (2021) and the Nora Baird Bursary (2020). She was selected as as a Young Artist with the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program in 2023 and 2022, where she performed the principal role of Barbara in Der Häusliche Krieg. 

In 2023 she performed the roles of Donna Anna and Fiordiligi in excerpts at the Cuskelly summer school opera program and La Contessa and Agathe at the Tyalgum Music festival. During her time at QCGU she sung the roles of The Princess and Diana in Underworld, Celia in Iolanthe, Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mrs Buchanen in Street Scene and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas. She was also the featured soloist in the 2023 Australian premiere of Erika Svanoe’s ‘Four Grainger Songs’ with the QCGU wind orchestra. 

Kira made her Voxalis Opera debut in ‘The Two Queens’ in 2023 and looks forward to working as an associate artist with the company for Hänsel and Gretel and Emergence in 2024. 

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