The excellent vocal progress achieved by Wade Kernot in recent times shows great promise for the future. Wade achieved great success on Thursday 23rd in gaining second place in the Lexus and his time as Young Artist with the NBR New Zealand Opera has helped consolidate his progress. Now he goes to the other side of the world to Germany to develop his career and we wish him the very best of good success.
And now our lovely mezzo Kristen Darragh joins us as the Young Artist for 2009. We welcome Kristen warmly and we know that her lovely voice will enrich us all just as it did at the New Zealand Opera School in Wanganui in January and as she did as a Lexus finalist and on Friday night in a joint concert with Wade at the marvellous home of Jenny Gibbs.
By the by it was great to see Margaret and John Hunn, Tim and Lorraine Olphert and Patricia Hurley from Wellington at Jenny’s home on Friday.