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Final 2017 Winter Series Concert

The Final of our Winter Series concerts is this weekend.

The Auckland Opera Studio Winter Series was conceived as a farewell to the talented group of Opera Singers – all scholarship winners – about to leave these shores for the Northern academic year beginning in early September. They are leaving these shores for good to take up their hard-won places at the best of the British Music Colleges.

The first of our singers for this soiree is Madison Nonoa. Madison is on a full scholarships at the most prestigious College Opera Programme in Great Britain – the Guildhall Opera Programme.

You must hear her because she has a wonderful limpidity in her sound and is a marvelous actress and a beauty as well!⠀

Then we would like to introduce you to James Ioelu. who I am proud to say began his vocal studies with Frances Wilson at the age of 18 (alongside Marlena)

He left New Zealand at the age of 22 and achieved a Masters in Voice at NYC’s Manhattan School of Music.

James then moved to London where he was accepted at the internationally acclaimed National Opera Studio in London. He is now a freelance opera singer with a bass baritone voice of first class size and quality. We are delighted to have him with us. There is definitely a good future in store for him.

The last singer is home from London for a few weeks and is the exquisite mezzo-soprano, Bianca Andrews, whom performed for us in our Winter Series last year. Those who heard her last year will remember her wit, charm, intelligence and beautiful sound. Her repertoire is fantastically interesting and her communication of it is second to none!

This is the final concert of our Winter Series. In it we are presenting the product of 3-5 years of truly international teaching mentoring and exposure to live performances from the important artists of our time – not to mention master classes and various lessons from the Greats of a previous era – and Madison a star in the making.

A Soprano, a Bass-Baritone and a Mezzo-Soprano!It will be a marvelous evening to finish the 2017 Auckland Opera Studio Winter Series.

Tickets for the Saturday concert can be booked through The Vivian – 09 422 9995

Tickets for the Sunday concert can be booked through Devin – 09 523 1013

As usual there will be CASH ONLY door sales on the evenings for anyone that decides on the night to attend.

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