We are delighted to announce that world-renowned singing teachers Della Jones and César Ulloa loved being with us at the New Zealand Opera School for 2017, so have both agreed to return for 2018. Applications are now open so get in quick!
Della Jones, has had a stunning career as one of the world’s leading mezzo-sopranos, appearing in the U.S, Russia, Japan, Canada, U.K. and throughout Europe in over 120 operatic roles. She has worked with all the leading orchestras and conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Sir Antonio Pappano. More recently Della has been doing tremendous work with students in London (National Opera Studio) and in Cardiff (Welsh International Academy of Voice).
César Ulloa is Chair of Voice at the San Francisco Conservatoire where he also heads up the San Francisco Opera Center’s Merola and Adler Fellows programs. His students perform regularly on the major operatic stages of the world, and have been top prize winners and finalists in numerous competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Operalia, Montserrat Caballé, Loren Zachary, George London, Richard Tucker and Cardiff Singer of the World. Since last year’s Opera School Edward Laurenson has now become a student of Cesar’s at San Francisco Conservatoire.
We are also pleased to announce that longside these amazing international tutors we have again secured an exceptional line-up of New Zealand talent including much loved coaches Sharolyn Kimmorley, Terence Dennis and Bruce Greenfield, and director Sara Brodie.
Student places for the School, which will take place 8-21 January 2018 at Wanganui Collegiate, are strictly limited to 22. With competition expected to be very high, students are encouraged to start on their recordings and applications now to maximise their chances of securing a place. Closing date for applications is 31st August 2017.
Click here to apply for the 2018 school.