Kira Dooner is a passionate Australian soprano. Originally from Armidale NSW, she is currently completing a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University 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 one of the 2022 Young Artists with the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program where she performed the principal role of Barbara in Der Häusliche Krieg. She also has performed the roles of Donna Anna and Fiordiligi in excerpts at the 2023 Cuskelly summer school opera program. During her time at QCGU she has 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. Kira looks forward to a busy rest of 2023 singing as a soloist with The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, performing as La Contessa and Agathe in excerpts at Tyalgum Music Festival, working as an artist with Voxalis Opera and as an artist with The Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program.