Welcome to the Official Website of Morag Beaton
- Morag Beaton was a renowned Scottish-Australian opera singer whose career began in England, developed in Germany and flourished in Australia from 1965 until 1973 when she returned to England. Her final public performance took place at the Sydney Opera House in 1983.
- The late Australian critic John Cargher described Morag Beaton as 'one of the greatest voices I have heard in my time.' Many opera lovers agreed with him.
- Morag sang the title role in Turandot only in Australia. She also achieved international fame as Cathy on the recording of Bernard Herrmann's Wuthering Heights.
- Since her death in 2010 a recording of Morag singing three arias, recorded in London in 1974, has come to light, and will soon be available on compact disc.
- Several recordings of her performances with the Australian Opera have also become available, including her Turandot (Sydney 1971), her Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Sydney 1972), and her Venus in Tannhouser (Melbourne 1968).
- In his obituary in The Times (UK), the distinguished American critic Roger Pines wrote eloquently about her.
- Obituaries about her also appeared in many other publications including The Australian, The Edinburgh Daily News and Opera News.
- Her reputation today rests largely on her outstanding performances in Puccini's Turandot (pictured below).