World’s best confirmed to teach at New Zealand Opera School 2017
Posted on 8 June 2016
World-renowned singing teachers Della Jones and Cesar Ulloa have been confirmed as the New Zealand Opera School’s 2017 Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation International Vocal Faculty tutors, as applications open for the school.
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).
Cesar Ulloais 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, LorenZachary, George London, Richard Tucker and Cardiff Singer of the World. Cesar, who studied voice with Thomas Hayward and Franco Corelli, has worked with a number of our NZOS alumni in San Francisco and is considered by many to be the best singing teacher in the world.
Alongside the amazing international tutors we have again secured an exceptional line-up of New Zealand talent including much loved tutor Isabel Cunningham, coaches Sharolyn Kimmorley, Terence Dennis and Bruce Greenfield, and director Sara Brodie.
Student places for the School, which will takeplace 9-22 January 2017 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 2016.
The New Zealand Opera School is now recognised worldwide for delivering an unparalleled, world-class professional development opportunity forNew Zealand’s rising opera talent.
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