Nz opera school – not just a training school

NZ Opera School is not just a school to up-skill in the Art of Opera Singing, it is an opportunity to be part of OPERA WORLDWIDE and to meet various professionals within the Opera Community. KEEP READING!!

Edward Laurenson who recently had a benefit concert, presented by Sir James Wallace, The Wallace Arts Trust and The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and accompanied by Terence Dennis, with guest appearances by The National Youth Theatre Company this past Wednesday held at Rannoch,had been well received and an excellent opportunity for the young NZ singer to raise funds for his aspiring future abroad.

Edward has been a student of the NZ Opera School in previous years, and more recently attended the 2017 school earlier this year and shares one of his opportunities and benefits the school had for him;

“Earlier this year I attended the 2017 New Zealand Opera School in Whanganui as one of the School’s inaugural postgraduate alumni. It was during this School that I was introduced to César Ulloa, currently Chair of Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, who was visiting New Zealand as the 2017 Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation’s International Voice Faculty Tutor”.

“César and I worked very well together, and I felt I made a great deal of progress, so much so that I expressed my desire to study with him over the coming year”. NZ Opera School Directors “conveyed this to César and a”…”meeting was arranged. César suggested I make a late application to audition for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Following my live audition in San Francisco several weeks later, I found out that not only was I successful in securing a place at the School, but I was also granted their only full-tuition scholarship. I commence my studies later this month, and am incredibly grateful to Donald, Jonathan, the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and the New Zealand Opera School for opening this door”.

Another great example of the benefits of attending the World renown NZ Opera Training School and the only kind like it in NEW ZEALAND for Young New Zealand Singers from all levels of their development. So get those application in, click on the link below and get applying NOW!!



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