We are pleased to update news from Soprano Katherine McIndoe at Guildhall, London. Katherine reports- In the Vocal Masters programme, alongside weekly lessons (with my wonderful teacher Yvonne Kenny), coaching, stagecraft, movement, and language classes, the course is structured around extra projects which you are selected for at the start of the term. Coming up next term, I am involved in another Scenes production ( performing Britten and Jonathan Dove), and also have chance to perform one of my dream roles for the first time: I have just been cast as the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with King’s Opera ( King’s College), which we will perform in April. Life at Guildhall is extremely intense, often involving very long days of back – to – back classes, rehearsals, and coaching, and requiring music to be learnt very quickly and efficiently. However, I feel that I am really thriving in this environment: even though I am doing lots of different projects all at once. (Source: NZ Opera News 2018).
We’re just so excited with all the fabulous news about our talented alumni! This time – our very own baritone Kieran Rayner; who was announced as the winning singer of the International Sing Finzi Competition
Hawke’s Bay locals Katherine Winitana and Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono have joined an elite collective of young New Zealand opera singers this week after being named semifinalists in the 2022 Lexus Song Quest. The Lexus Song Quest