Melbourne-born pianist, vocal coach and conductor, Siro Battaglin has recently returned to the Music Staff of Opera Australia following several years overseas.
His first operatic engagements with the Victoria State Opera and The Australian Opera have taken him to public appearances in concert throughout Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
From 1998 he was active in Europe, working with the International Opern studio of the Zurich Opera, at the State Opera of Hannover, and from 2001-2012 at the Cologne Opera, where he was also Director of the International Opera Studio of the Cologne Opera from 2010.
Also active in education, he has served on staff at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and as guest coach at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar.
Next to his role at Opera Australia, he is also currently a vocal coach at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in 2014 was a mentor teacher for the Melba Trust.