Jette Parker Young Artist
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.
Die Frau ohne Schatten
Cast as Voice of Unborn Child
Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.
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 stage with the first acts of Donizetti's La Favorite and Mozart's Così fan tutte.
News and features
Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.
Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.