In the 2017/18 season, Australian lyric soprano Kiandra Howarth sings Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Lorraine and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Zweiten Blumenmädchen in Parsifal at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Berliner Philharmonie; Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for The Grange Festival; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Mimi in La Bohème at Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
Kiandra was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2013-15. During this time she performed and covered many roles including Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Gilda in Rigoletto, Mimì in La Bohème, Nannetta in Falstaff, Ilia in Idomeneo, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zweiten Blumenmädchen in Parsifal, Eine der Kinderstimmen in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Contessa Ceprano in Rigoletto, Giannetta and Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Soeur Constance in Les Dialogues des Carmélites,.
Her professional career began as a Young Artist at Opera Queensland and Opera Australia and her international debut took place in Tokyo where she sang Norina in Don Pasquale for Opera Australia. In the 2013 Salzburg Festival Young Singer’s Project, Kiandra sang Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte für Kinder, Der Friedensbote in Rienzi and Una voce dal Cielo in Don Carlos conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.
After graduating from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in July 2015, Kiandra was awarded the ‘Culturarte Prize’ in the 23rd Edition of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia – The World Opera Competition which was held at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In December 2015, Kiandra made her house role debut at Theâtre an der Wien performing the role of First Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Christof Loy.
Now based in the UK, Kiandra continues to perform regularly throughout Australia. More recent appearances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi for West Australian Opera, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with the Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and Cupid/Venus in King Arthur for the 2016 Brisbane Baroque Festival.
In the 2016/17 season, Kiandra performed Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte for West Green Opera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro dell’Aquila, Fermo and a house role debut as Donna Anna in Richard Jones’ new production of Don Giovanni at Theatre Basel.