Tutors

Two wonderful international vocal tutors will head the line-up for the New Zealand Opera School for January 2020. For the first time we are delighted to have secured Italian Soprano Nuccia Focile and joining her will be our dear friend Cesar Ulloa from San Francisco.

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Nuccia Focile

Nuccia Focile was born in Sicily and studied in Turin. In 1984 she sang her first Mimi in La Boheme at the Teatro Regio in Turin and made her debut as Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera at La Scala in 1986. Also in that year she won the International Pavarotti Competition in Philadelphia following which she made many concert appearances with the famous tenor. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1995. 

She has been teaching since 2011 at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff alongside Dennis O'Neill and has now joined the Faculty at the Royal Adademy of Music, London. 

Glenn Winslade

Glenn Winslade (born 1958) is an Australian operatic tenor. Winslade studied singing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the Vienna Conservatory. He is known for his interpretations of dramatic roles in Fidelio, the title role in Idomeneo, the title role in La Clemenza di Tito. He sung the titles roles of several Wagner Operas, the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Apollo in Daphne, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos and Max in Der Freischütz.

He has appeared with Opera Australia, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Bayreuth Festival and most of the European opera houses.

PIANIST / VOCAL COACHES 
Bruce Greenfield
Prof Terence Dennis,  MNZM
Sharolyn Kimmorley, AM
David Kelly
Dr Greg Neil
Travis Baker

CONDUCTOR / ENSEMBLE COACH
Michael Vinten

ITALIAN / FRENCH LANGUAGE
Luca Manghi

STAGECRAFT
Jaqueline Coats (Director)
Kararaina Walker (Assistant Director)

INTERN PIANIST
Amy Cheng