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Kiandra Howarth

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Kiandra Howarth in action.
Kiandra Howarth in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2013. Her roles since have included Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Voice of an Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte Act I, JPYAP summer performance). In the 2014/15 Season she sings Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore) for The Royal Opera.

Howarth trained at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and on Opera Queensland’s Developing Artist Programme. Her awards include several prizes in the 2010 Australian Singing Competition and first prize in the 2012 Magda Olivero International Lyric Opera Competition, Milan. She was a member of the Opera Queensland Young Artist Programme (2011) and the Opera Australia Young Artist Programme (2012).

Howarth made her professional operatic debut as Josie in the world premiere of the youth opera Dirty Apple (Opera Queensland, 2009). She has sung Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Norina (Don Pasquale) for Opera Australia, and performed Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for the Salzburg Young Singers Programme.

Photos

Kiandra Howarth as Echo, Wynne Evans as Scaramuccio, Paul Schweinester as Brighella, Karita Mattila as Ariadne, Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta and Jeremy White as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Rachel Kelly as Dorabella, Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, Dušica Bijelić as Despina, Ashley Riches as Don Alfonso, David Butt Philip as Ferrando and Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth in Così fan tutte in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi and Rachel Kelly as Dorabella in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi, Rachel Kelly as Dorabella, David Butt Philip as Ferrando and Ashley Riches as Don Alfonso in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiodiligi, Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, David Butt Philip as Ferrando and Rachel Kelly as Dorabella in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Kiandra Howrath as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Jette Parker Young Artists Kiandra Howarth, Rachel Kelly, Luis Gomez, Samuel Sakker at the 2014/15 cinema launch © ROH, 2014

Kiandra Howarth in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Kiandra Howarth in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Kiandra Howarth

Kiandra Howarth