Australian soprano Cassandra Wright is in her first year at Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Kate Paterson and Jonathan Papp.
Previous roles include Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Spirit (Dido & Aeneas), La Bergere/La Chouette (L’enfant et les sortileges). Scenes include Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Manon (Manon), Lisette (La Rondine), and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). In 2022 she will perform Arianna (Lamento d’Arianna) and Green Death Witch in the premiere of Freya Waley-Cohen’s Witch.
Equally at home on the concert platform, she has performed Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 under the baton of John Wilson with the Royal Academy Symphony. She is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and a member of the Academy Song Circle. Cassandra was recently the joint winner of the Isabel Jay Memorial Prize. This year she was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the winner of the Bampton Young Singers’ Prize.
Cassandra is generously supported by the Australian Music Foundation, The Tait Memorial Trust, the Countess of Munster Trust and The Knights of the Round Table.