Obituary: Australian Soprano & Arts Manager Romola Tyrrell Dies, Aged 66

By Logan Martell

Australian arts manager and soprano Romola Tyrrell has passed away suddenly at the age of 66. The news was announced by her husband and business partner Patrick Togher.

Tyrrell is known for performing throughout Australia and New Zealand, and with companies such as Sydney Philharmonia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Opera, Dunedin Opera Company, and more. She regularly recorded with ABC and 2MBS-FM, and sang the role of Donna Maria in the ABC television opera “Quiros,” by Peter Sculthorpe.

Operatic roles include Micaëla in “Carmen,” Countess Stasi and the title role in “The Gypsy Princess,” Yum-Yum in “The Mikado,” Ilia in “Idomeneo,”among others.

Tyrrell was a founding member of vocal groups The Song Company, as well as Voiceworks. In 1998 she co-founded Patrick Togher Artists’ Management with her husband.