“...soprano Kiandra Howarth was able to blend unobtrusively and soar radiantly.”
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald 29.8.16
In 2017-2018, Australian lyric soprano Kiandra Howarth sang Donna Anna Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Lorraine and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Zweiten Blumenmädchen Parsifal Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Berliner Philharmonie; Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail for The Grange Festival; Pamina Die Zauberflöte at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Mimi La bohème Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
Kiandra was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2013-15; she performed and covered many roles including: Juliette Roméo et Juliette, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Gilda Rigoletto, Mimi La bohème, Nannetta Falstaff, Ilia Idomeneo, Pamina Die Zauberflöte. Zweiten Blumenmädchen Parsifal, Eine der Kinderstimmen Die Frau ohne Schatten, Echo Ariadne auf Naxos, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Contessa Ceprano Rigoletto Giannetta and Adina L’elisir d’amore, Soeur Constance Les Dialogues des Carmélites,
Her professional career began as a Young Artist at Opera Queensland and Opera Australia; her international debut took place in Tokyo where she sang Norina Don Pasquale for Opera Australia. In the 2013 Salzburg Festival Young Singer’s Project, Kiandra sang Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder, Pamina Die Zauberflöte für Kinder, Der Friedensbote Rienzi and Una voce dal Cielo Don Carlos conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.
After graduating from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in July 2015, Kiandra was awarded the ‘Culturarte Prize’ in the 23rd Edition of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia – The World Opera Competition which was held at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In December 2015, Kiandra made her house role debut at Theâtre an der Wien performing the role of First Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Christof Loy.
Now based in the UK, Kiandra continues to perform regularly throughout Australia. More recent appearances include: Mozart’s Requiem with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi for West Australian Opera, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with the Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and Cupid/Venus King Arthur for the 2016 Brisbane Baroque Festival.
In 2016/17 season Kiandra performed Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte for West Green Opera, Pamina Die Zauberflöte at Teatro dell’Aquila, Fermo, and a house role debut as Donna Anna in Richard Jones’ new production of Don Giovanni at Theatre Basel.
InArt Management: Europe/North America
Groves Artists: United Kingdom
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