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Kiandra Howarth

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in September 2013. In the 2013/14 Season she sings Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) for The Royal Opera.

Howarth was born in Australia and trained at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and on Opera Queensland’s Developing Artist Programme. She is the recipient of several prizes in the 2010 Australian Singing Competition, and won First Prize in the Magda Oliviero International Lyric Opera Competition, Milan (2012). She has been 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.

Upcoming productions

  • Ariadne auf Naxos

    Cast as Echo

    Grand passions and comedy collide with wonderful effect in Christof Loy’s production of Strauss’s dazzling opera.

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    Cast as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte)

    The Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.

  • Rigoletto

    Cast as Countess Ceprano

    The corruption of innocence is at the heart of David McVicar's production of Verdi's potent tragedy.

  • L'elisir d'amore

    Cast as Giannetta

    Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

News and features

  1. See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

    See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

    Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.

  2. Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

    Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

    Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.

Most recent productions

  1. Die Frau ohne Schatten
  2. Parsifal