Joanna Foote to attend french music course
Posted on 19 December 2013
In 2010 young New Zealand soprano Joanna Foote received a Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation grant which enabled her to accept the invitation to be one of 12 singers to attend the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia in Italy with Richard Bonynge and Dame Kiri. More recently she was a finalist for the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist Program and toured with The Opera Group to the Paris Chatelet and Barcelona Liceu (where she made her debut in the lead role which she was covering). She is currently covering Musetta for Opera Project/Longborough.
Last month Joanna was advised that she had been invited to attend an intensive course in Toulouse on French music with Royal Opera House coaches Florence Daguerre de Hereaux, Caroline Dowdle and Jean-Paul Pruna. The invitation included a partial scholarship and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation were delighted to be able to support Joanna with a further grant to ensure her attendance at this important opportunity focus on French music – style and language.