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Kiandra Howarth

Born in 1990, Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth studies music at the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium where she takes part at the Developing Artist Programme and she graduates in 2010.

In 2009 she debuts in the Dirty Apple world premiere at the Opera Queensland.

In 2010 she takes part at the Australian Singing Competition, where she wins many prizes and scholarships (Mozart Operatic Institute, Guildhall School of Music, Symphony Australia Young Vocalist) and in addition she receives a scholarship at the Melbourne Acclaim Italian Opera Fellowship Award that allows her to undertake intensive studies and coaching sessions in Italy with soprano Valeria Esposito and M° Carlo Morganti at Jesi’s Teatro Pergolesi.

In 2011 she participates at the Queensland Opera’s Young Artist Programme and she performs in a lot of concerts with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. In 2012 she becomes member of the Opera Australia’s Young Artist Program where she plays Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and has her international debuts in Tokio as Norina in Don Pasquale.

In September 2012 Kiandra moves to Salzburg, to begin a one-year intensive study program at the Mozarteum. In November she’s awarded of the first prize in VI Concorso Lirico Internazionale Magda Olivero in Milan.

In 2013 she performs Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma at Terme di Caracalla and in summer she performs the roles of Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Salzburger Festspiele für Kinder project.

She is part of the prestigious two-year period of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, in which she performs in numerous concerts and participates at the productions of the opera season as: Parsifal playing Second Flower Maiden, Les Dialogues des Carmelites playing Soeur Constance, Ariadne Auf Naxos playing Echo , L’Elisir d’Amore playing Adina and Giannetta and covering Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Mimì in Bohème and Nannetta in Falstaff.

Among her recent and future engagements Vivaldi’s Griselda at Cadogan Hall in London, Echo in the Ariadne auf Naxos revival at ROH, I Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien, Concerts in Australia, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Basel, the Mahler II Symphony at the Barbican Centre in London and Parsifal in Baden Baden.

July 2016

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