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JULIEN VAN MELLAERTS

Baritone / Organiser

Dunedin/Matakana

Since winning the Wigmore Competition and Kathleen Ferrier Competitions in 2017, Julien has carved out a stellar career throughout Europe.

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RHONDA BROWNE

Contralto

Hawke's Bay

Described as 'majestically statuesque and forbidding' contralto Rhonda Browne was winner of the London Wagner Society's Bayreuth Bursary and Audience Prize.

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KAMILLA DUNSTAN

Mezzo-soprano

Whangārei

Kamilla studied at The Royal College of Music and GSMD and is making her debut with Glyndebourne this season.

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JONATHAN EYERS

Baritone

Hamilton

Jonathan is currently on the first year of the prestigious Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean.

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JARROD LEE

Tenor

Auckland

Jarrod is a singer, actor and vocal coach trained at the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music, specialising in Musical Theatre.

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KATHERINE MCINDOE

Soprano

Katherine is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has appeared at Wigmore Hall and as a soloist on BBC Radio 3.

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KIERAN RAYNER

Baritone

Waikanae

Kieran is an award-winning and versatile singer and actor. He is a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist and winner of the Sandbach prize 2019.

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SOPHIE SPARROW

Soprano

Whangārei

Sophie Sparrow is on the Royal Academy Opera Programme as a Royal Academy of Music Scholar, Countess of Munster Trust and Kiwi Music Trust awardee.

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MADELEINE PIERARD

Soprano / Organiser

Hawke's Bay

A regular at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Madeleine has been based in London for 15 years and has enjoyed a diverse international career as a freelance opera singer.

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CHRISTIE COOK

Mezzo-soprano

Clevedon, Auckland

Christie Cook is a graduate of the University of Otago and the Wales International Academy of Voice. She has sung with Grange Park Opera and the Monteverdi Choir.

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CARLEEN EBBS

Soprano

Motueka/Hawke's Bay

Motueka-born Soprano, Carleen Ebbs was a London Handel Singing competition finalist, a Britten Pears Young Artist and has worked with the major UK Opera companies.

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CLINTON FUNG

Baritone

Auckland/Malaysia

Clinton is an award-winning Kiwi baritone based in Cardiff, where he is studying with Dennis O'Neill at the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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TIANYI LU

Conductor

Auckland

Winner of the 1st Prize at the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition, Tianyi Lu is the inaugural Female-Conductor-in-Residence with the Welsh National Opera and is in demand globally.

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ISABELLA MOORE

Soprano

Wellington/Auckland

Award-winning New Zealand soprano Isabella Moore is the winner of the 2015 Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and Lexus Song Quest.

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BENJAMIN REASON

Baritone

Wellington

Benjamin is currently in his Honours year at the Guildhall School in London under the tutelage of Robert Dean.

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BENSON WILSON

Baritone

Hawke's Bay

Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and Lexus Song Quest, Benson Wilson is a Harewood Artist with English National Opera.

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LEILA ALEXANDER

Soprano

Auckland

A qualified lawyer, actor and dancer, award-winning soprano, Leila is currently in her final year of an MMus at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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MARLENA DEVOE

Soprano

Auckland

Marlena studied at Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O'Neill and was winner of the Sutherland/Bonynge Bel Canto Award.

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CLAIRE EGAN

Soprano

Gisborne

Claire Egan is known for vocal brilliance and a strong stage presence and was the winner of the Premio Lirico Internazionale Piero Boni and the Dame Joan Sutherland Encouragement Award.

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HARRY GRIGG

Tenor

Cheviot

Harry Grigg studies at The Royal College of Music. He was a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artist with NZ Opera and a member of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Singers Development Programme.

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FILIPE MANU

Tenor

Tongan tenor Filipe Manu is currently on the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where in the 2018/19 season made his company debut as Hippolyt in Phaedra.

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MADISON NONOA

Soprano

Hamilton

Madison Nonoa is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Opera Festival.

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PHILLIP RHODES

Baritone

Hawke's Bay

Known for his electrifying stage presence, Phillip Rhodes is in huge demand in Europe and his Royal Opera House Debut as Escamillo in Carmen in the 2018/19 Season.

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BRADLEY WOOD

Pianist

Christchurch

New Zealand Pianist and Conductor Bradley Wood is a highly sought after soloist and collaborator specialising in vocal music.