NZ Opera

Young Artist 2014

RACHELLE PIKE

, mezzo soprano

Born in Melbourne. Graduated BMus (Hons) (University of Canterbury) and Master of Music (Manhattan School of Music). Studied with Dame Malvina Major until 2009 and recently with famed New York soprano, Ashley Putnam. Was a PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist in 2006/2007, a recipient of the Circle100 scholarship. Winner of the 2014 West Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera Council Audition and is a recipient of the Herman Lissner Foundation and the Mae Orvis Zenke Opera Scholarship. Opera Repertoire: Auntie: Peter Grimes, Madame Quickly: Falstaff (Chatauqua Opera); Widow Begbick: Aufsteig und Fall der Mahagonny, Samira: Ghosts of Versailles, Alisa: Lucia di Lammermoor, Candela: El Amor Brujo (Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre); 2nd Maid: Elektra (Auckland Symphony), Third Lady: The Magic Flute, Mercédès: Carmen (Southern Opera). Concert Repertoire: Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder (Chautauqua Symphony); Verdi Requiem (selections).

 

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2012

  • ANNA LEESE

2011

  • PHILLIP RHODES

2010

  • DAVID KELLY

2009

  • KRISTIN DARRAGH

2008

  • WADE KERNOT