Australian lyric soprano Cassandra Wright is completing her Master’s at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Kate Paterson and Jonathan Papp. She has been offered a place at Royal Academy Opera, commencing September 2021. She is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and a member of the RAM Song Circle and enjoys operatic and song repertoire with equal enthusiasm. At RAM, Cassandra was recently the joint winner of the Isabel Jay Memorial Prize and Very Highly Commended in the RAM Bicentenary Prize.
Cassandra’s operatic roles include, Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor scenes) Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro scenes) Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Manon (Manon scenes), Lisette (La Rondine scenes), La Bergere/La Chouette (L’enfant et les sortileges) and Veronica (understudy) in the Australian Premiere of Dry River Run.
Prior to moving to London, Cassandra studied at The Queensland Conservatorium where she received a Bachelor of Music with Honours and the University Medal. At the Conservatorium, Cassandra received many awards, including the Linda Edith Allen Postgraduate Award, and the Elizabeth Muir and Margaret Nickson Prizes. She has won the ANATS Bettine McCaughan Memorial Scholarship, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition and the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.