NEW ZEALAND POP-OPERA TRIO
karyn
karyn
I have always loved music and have been involved in various forms over the years, encouraged by my family since I was a wee girl first with piano lessons, then singing, clarinet, cello, viola, trumpet, French horn and drum lessons. (I have had very patient flatmates, although my siblings were less so.) Tre-Belle has been a natural progression for me, having started performing arts groups since I was an 11 year old and having been a high school music teacher for a number of years. It has also made use of my composition degree, something I never actually thought that this would come in handy! Singing in small ensembles has been something I love, and Tre-Belle allows me to partake in this regularly while sharing my love of music with two best mates and our audiences. Our rehearsals have also panned out to be the funniest I have ever experienced and have even involved a lost, bewildered policeman on my doorstep.

I look forward to sharing Tre-Belle's musical journey with you all!
Qualifications

BMus, (Composition) Victoria University of Wellington         Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Massey University College of Education
LTCL - Singing

Performances

The Flying Dutchman, (NZ Opera) (2013) up-coming 
Madam Butterfly, (NZ Opera) (2013)
Soprano Soloist, The Messiah Lower Hutt (2012)
The Bartered Bride (NZ Opera) (2012)
Xerxes, Cavalleria Rusticana & Il Pagliacci (2011)
The Marriage of Figaro, Macbeth (NBR NZ Opera) (2010)       
Eugene Onegin (NZ Opera) (2009)
Corporate events with NZ Opera  (2001 – 2009)
Soprano – All Blacks vs Springboks, Nessun Dorma (2008)
RNZAF Combined Bands, Michael Fowler Centre - The Last Night of the Proms (Guest Soprano Soloist) (2008)
Jenufa – Janecek (NBR NZ Opera) (2008)
ymphony of Psalms (NBR NZ Opera) (2008)
La Boheme – Puccini (NBR NZ Opera) (2008)
The Lindberg Flight International Festival of the Arts/Opera Lyon (2008)
Olympia – 'Contes de Hoffmann' (Gilbert and Sullivan and Light Opera Society) (2007)
Excerpt from The Italian Lady in 'L'Algiere' – (Guest, Con Brio) (2007)
Turandot – Puccini (NZ Opera), (2007)
1st Cercatrice – 'Suor Angelica' Puccini, (2006)
Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti (NBR NZ Opera) (2006)
The Last Night of the Proms – Kapiti (Guest Soprano Soloist) (2006)
Solo recital – The American Church, London (2006)
The Magic Flute – Mozart (NZ Opera) 2005)
Music from Above – An evening of trumpet and soprano music (2005)
Royal Overseas League –UK and NZ Soloist (2005, 2002)
1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte trio 'Zu Hilfe' Mozart (OperaPlus, Belgium) (2004)
Cunegonde in Candide ensemble 'Venice Gavotte' (OperaPlus, Belgium) (2004)
Boris Gudonov – Mussorgsky (NZ Opera)(2003)
Pearl Fishers – Bizet (NZ Opera) (2002)
Marriage of Figaro – Mozart (NZ Opera) (2002)
Upper Hutt Choral Society (Guest Soprano)(2002)
Upper Hutt Choral Society's Strauss excerpts (Guest Soprano)(2002)
Narrator – 'V' an adaptation of Verdi's music by NZ Opera (2001)
Viva Verdi – Music by Verdi (NZ Opera) (2001)
Manon – Massenet (NZ Opera) (2001)
Josephine - HMS Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Society) (2001)
The Messiah – Soprano Soloist (Cantoris) (2001)
Mozart's Vesperae Solemnes – Soprano Soloist (Manawatu Choral Society) (2000)
The Last Night of the Proms – PN (Guest Soprano)(2000)
One Hundred Years of Hits (Guest Soprano) (1999)
Liesl / Marta Sound of Music (PNOS) (1985, 1999)
King Arthur – Purcell (VUW Music Dept) (1994)
Various musical theatre performances
Conducted several choirs in NZ and UK secondary schools and performed in a number of adult choirs

Awards

Scholarship from Evelyn Rawlins Trust to attend International Summer School, Europe
Scholarships to attend Patricia Hurley's Opera School in Tuscany, Italy
2002 Finalist – Evening Post Aria Competition
1st place Gilbert and Sullivan Class
2nd place British Art Song Class
3rd place Lieder Class
Royal Overseas League Scholarship – to attend the Napier Singing School
Rotorua Aria Competition – First place for the Baroque Aria Category
2000 Evening Post Aria Competition - Finalist
Creative N.Z – Scholarship to go to 2000 Richard Miller Course
Evelyn Rawlins Grant to go to 1999 Richard Miller Course
Musica Viva Young Performers Scholarship - $500
Manawatu Competition Society – 1st place
1st place for Grade 8 Singing Exam, Royal Schools – Wellington Region

Teachers

Margaret Medlyn (present), Bruce Greenfield (present), Margaret Kingsley (RCM, London), David Harper (London), Rosemary Gordon, Dame Malvina Major, Scilla Askew, Emily Mair

Courses
London Opera Vocal – National Opera Studio London, October 2005
International Summer School-OperaPlus Belgium, August 2004
Patricia Hurley's Opera Tours Italy, May 2004
Master class with Martin Andre NZ, 2002
Master class with Mark Pedrotti NZ, 2001
NZ National Singing Course  NZ, 2001
Master-class with Renata Fresca   NZ, 2001
NEWSATS NZ, 2000
Vocal Pedagogy with Richard Miller Australia, 1999, 2000