Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2013–15. Her roles during this time 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), Adina and Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore) for The Royal Opera, and in Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet. Since leaving the Programme she has returned to sing Echo.
Kiandra Howarth Australian soprano
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 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 Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for the Salzburg Young Singers Programme. Engagements since leaving the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme include Niece 1 (Peter Grimes) for Theater an der Wien.