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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), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte Act I, JPYAP summer performance), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Adina 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.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth on following in Joan Sutherland’s footsteps

Young Artist Profile: Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth on following in Joan Sutherland’s footsteps

6 November 2014

Sixty-two years after La Stupenda’s Covent Garden debut, another young soprano from Down Under is in London in search of operatic stardom.

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

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

7 January 2014

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

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