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Katherine Wiles
Adina 2005

New Zealander Katherine Wiles resides in Sydney, Australia, having lived in the UK for seven years where she studied with Patricia Hay, and performs full-time with the Opera Australia Chorus. Katherine graduated with an F.T.C.L. Voice (Trinity College, London, England); Masters [Opera] (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama "RSAMD" - Glasgow, Scotland); BMus [Honours] - (Auckland University, NZ); Young Artist & Chorus Member 1996-1999 (New Zealand Opera "NZO").

Recent roles include Elvira I'taliana in Algeri (ONZ); Valencienne The Merry Widow, Mrs Nordstrom A Little Night Music, Madrigal Singer Manon; First Bridesmaid Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Australia); Adina L'elisir d'amore (State Opera South Australia); Giannetta/Adina Cover L'elisir d'amore (NZO/NZ International Arts Festival); Adina The Elixir of Love (Grange Park Opera/Pimlico Opera UK Tour); Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (London Opera Players, UK); Despina Cosi fan tutte; Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia; Barbarina/Susanna Cover Le Nozze di Figaro (NZO); Rosina The Barber of Seville (Swansea City Opera, UK); Adele Die Fledermaus (Sevenoaks Philharmonic, UK); Euridice orfeo ed Euridice (New Zealand Chamber Orchestra); Olympia Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Guildford Opera, UK). RSAMD roles include Lauretta Gianni Schicchi, Parasha Mavra, Satirino La Calisto, Lucy Brown Die Dreigroschenoper, Lucia Cover The Rape of Lucretia. Shadowed Despina and Euridice (Scottish Opera/RSAMD).

Oratorio/Concert work includes Guest Soloist Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh (Opera Australia/Edinburgh International Festival), Goldmann Sachs Concerts Opera Australia (Sydney Opera House / Arts Centre, Melbourne), Opera to a Tea (Guillaume at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House); Soprano Soloist: Handel Messiah (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House / Auckland Choral Society, New Zealand), Vaughan Williams. Serenade to Music 'London Calling' (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House); Bach B Minor Mass, Kantate No 196, Magnificat, St John Passion (New Zealand Premiere); Beethoven Mass In C; Handel Messiah, Dixit Dominus; Haydn Harmonie Messe Mariazeller Messe; Mozart Requiem, Vesperae solemnes de Confessore; Rossini Messe Solennele; Vivaldi Gloria throughout the UK, Europe & New Zealand as well as concerts throughout New Zealand, United Kingdom, Holland and Italy. Recordings/DVD/broadcasts include Handel's Messiah, Bach's St Luke Passion, "With a Voice of Singing", L'elisir d'amore (ONZ) Le Nozze di Figaro (ONZ), and Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Australia).

2012 engagements include Full-Time Chorus (Opera Australia), Valiencienne The Merry Widow, Papagena The Magic Flute, Second Handmaiden Turandot, (Opera Australia), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (OzOpera, Opera Australia Tour).

 

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