ABOUT

London-based lyric soprano Cassandra Wright is studying a Master of Arts in Vocal

Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. Cassandra has a fervent interest in the operatic

repertoire of Mozart and Handel, but enjoys Lieder and song repertoire with equal

enthusiasm.

Since commencing her studies in London in September, she has been accepted as a member

of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle and is preparing the role of Ilia (Idomeneo) for the

upcoming Vocal Department Opera Scenes. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Performance

and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium where

she received the University Medal for academic achievement. At the Conservatorium,

Cassandra was the recipient of many awards, including the Linda Edith Allen Postgraduate

Singing Award, Elizabeth Muir Prize and the Margaret Nickson Prize. In 2019 she was awarded

the Bettine McCaughan Memorial Scholarship.

Cassandra’s operatic roles include Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Manon (Manon), Lisette

(La Rondine) and La Fée (Cendrillon), La Bergere/La Chouette (L’enfant et les sortileges) and

Veronica (understudy) in the Australian Premiere of Dry River Run.

On the concert platform, Cassandra has performed the soprano solo in Haydn’s Nelsen Mass

as well as Bach’s Magnificat, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. In late 2019,

Cassandra performed in the world-premiere of Stefan Cassomenos’s Dixit Dominus with the

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. She has performed as a soloist with many Queensland

orchestras and choirs including the The Noosa Orchestra, The Queensland Choir and The

Barrier Reef Orchestra. In 2018 she was the soloist with The Queensland Symphony

Orchestra’s Planet Earth Live concert. She also performs regularly with the internationally acclaimed group, The 7 Sopranos.

In 2019, Cassandra was a semi-finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. In 2018,

Cassandra was the winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition where she

also received the People's Choice Award. She has also won the Australian Concerto and Vocal

Competition in 2016.

In addition to her musical studies, she has also received a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from

the University of Queensland.