Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2013–15. Her roles there included Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Giannetta and Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Gilda (Rigoletto), Mimi (La bohème), Nanetta (Falstaff), Ilia (Idomeneo), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). Having graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2010, she went on to study on the Opera Queensland Young Artist Programme and subsequently joined the company at Opera Australia. She was awarded the ‘Culturarte Prize’ in the 23rd Edition of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. While studying at the Mozarteum Institute in Salzburg, she performed the role of La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) in a new production directed by the late Eike Gramss. She was subsequently invited to participate in the 2013 Salzburg Festival Young Singer’s Project, performing der Friedensbote (Rienzi) and Una voce dal cielo (Don Carlos) conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. In December 2015 she made her house role début at Theâtre an der Wien performing the role of First Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes. Recent and future performances include her house role début with Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at Theater Basel, 2nd flower maiden in Parsifal at the Baden Baden Festival, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for The Grange Festival.
Updated 22 January 2019
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