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‘Everyone in Magda’s circle is dreaming of something, and the characterisation of (Pia Harris…) is a delight.’
(The Times, London 2017).
Pia Harris is an Australian / Italian Soprano with dual citizenship currently based in Perth, Western Australia. Pia has just returned from London after her successful Strauss concert series at St. Botolph without Aldgate London.
Since her training programme with English National Opera, Pia has sung extensively with Opera Holland Park London, New York Lyric Opera and West Australian Opera, most recently performing ‘Gretel’ in New York Lyric Opera’s production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and ‘Chocholka’ in WA Opera’s The Cunning little Vixen.
Last June, Pia performed the role of ‘Yvette/Georgette’ in Opera Holland Park’s production of Puccini’s La Rondine and in July, Pia sang ‘Mathilde’ in Opera Holland Park’s concert Regency Rossini at the National Portrait Gallery. In October, Pia sang ‘Lauretta’ in Opera Holland Park’s concert Opera & the Silver Screen in the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall.
In April/May 2016 Pia performed ‘Drusilla’ in New York Lyric Opera’s Production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at Symphony Space on Broadway and ‘Manon’ in New York Lyric Opera’s Opera Showcase at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
On her return to London, Pia performed in recital to celebrate the Russia and the Arts Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in association with Opera Holland Park. That summer, Pia performed with Opera Holland Park in Die Fledermaus and La Cenerentola and in October she performed with celebrated British Tenor Ben Johnson in A Celebration of British Opera with Opera Holland Park in the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall.
Pia worked as part of the Extra Chorus at Opera Australia prior to commencing her studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM) London, where she graduated as the Aldama Scholar, supported by the Bliss Trust Award, of the 2012-2014 Masters of Vocal Performance Programme. In 2015, Pia completed the 2014/2015 English National Opera (ENO) Opera Works Programme and currently works with Professor Yvonne Kenny and vocal coaches Della Jones and Peter Robinson.
During her studies at RCM, Pia covered Leonie, La Bergère and La Chouette in RCM International Opera School’s Productions of La vie Parisienne and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges respectively, was selected to sing Stewardess in RCM’s Angels: Celebrating the Music of Jonathan Dove, was awarded highly commended in the RCM Lieder Competition and performed in Stephen Fry’s operatic adaptation of Forster’s The Life to Come.
Pia has sung at major venues including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Space on Broadway, National Opera Center New York City, Sydney Opera House, St. Paul’s Covent Garden, Sir John Soane Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Performed roles include; Annina La Traviata (Perth Lyric Opera), Pamina Die Zauberflöte (Perth Lyric Opera), Leonie La vie Parisienne (Cover, RCMIOS), La Bergère/La Chouette L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Cover, RCMIOS), Emilie Les Indes Galantes (Woodhouse Festival Opera), Countess The Marriage of Figaro (ENO Opera Works), Mimi La Boheme (Midland Opera) Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea (New York Lyric Opera), Manon Manon (New York Lyric Opera) Yvette/Georgette La Rondine (Opera Holland Park, London) Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (New York Lyric Opera), Chocholka The Cunning Little Vixen (West Australian Opera).
These details were last updated on June 18, 2018