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Kiandra Howarth

Soprano

Biography

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

Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2013–15. Her roles during this time included Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte Act I, JPYAP Summer Performance), Adina and Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore) for The Royal Opera, and the soprano solo in Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet. Since leaving the Programme she has returned to sing Echo. In the 2019/20 Season she sings First Lady (Die Zauberflöte).

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, first prize in the 2012 Magda Olivero International Lyric Opera Competition, Milan and the CulturArte Prize at Operalia (2015). She was a member of the Opera Queensland Young Artist Programme (2011) and the Opera Australia Young Artist Programme (2012).

Howarth has sung Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Norina (Don Pasquale) for Opera Australia. Since leaving the Programme appearances have included First Niece (Peter Grimes) for Theater an der Wien, Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for The Grange Festival, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Theater Basel, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) in Rome and Fano, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for Nevill Holt Opera and NI Opera and Mimì (La bohème) in Klagenfurt.

News and features

Winners of Operalia 2015 announced

20 July 2015
Winners of Operalia 2015 announced

Winners include Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea, Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen and Jette Parker Young Artist Kiandra Howarth.

Operalia 2015 Finalists announced

16 July 2015
Operalia 2015 Finalists announced

Finalists include Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artist Kiandra Howarth.

Operalia 2015 quarter-finalists announced

26 May 2015
Operalia 2015 quarter-finalists announced

The ROH will host the finals for the first time this year, with the shortlist featuring three Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists.

Photos

James Platt as Frère Laurent and Kiandra Howarth as Juliette in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance

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

Kiandra Howarth as Fiodiligi, Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, David Butt Philip as Ferrando and Rachel Kelly as Dorabella in the JPYA Summer Performance

Kiandra Howarth

Kiandra Howarth in Così fan tutte in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance

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

Kiandra Howarth

Hongni Wu as Second Lady, Benjamin Hulett as Tamino, Kiandra Howarth as First Lady and Nadine Weissmann as Third Lady in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

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

Kiandra Howarth in L'elisir d'amore

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance

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

Hongni Wu as Second Lady, Nadine Weissmann as Third Lady and Kiandra Howarth as First Lady in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Kiandra Howarth in L'elisir d'amore

Kiandra Howarth as Juliette and Luis Gomes as Roméo in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Luis Gomes as Roméo and Kiandra Howarth as Juliette in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi and Rachel Kelly as Dorabella in the JPYA Summer Performance

Kiandra Howrath as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance