Young Wellington tenor joins Australian Opera
Posted on 3 July 2012
Wellington tenor Jonathan Abernethy (pictured), whom the Foundation has been supporting through tuition and travel grants has been offered an exceptional opportunity to join Opera Australia’s Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Programme for the 2012 – 2013 season. Jonathan will be performing the role of Normanno in the opening 2012 season of Lucia di Lammermoor and will be joining the other young artists in a recital a few days following opening night. As a young artist he will spend the year immersed in the workings of a busy opera company under the tutelage of experienced opera artists.
Although somewhat nervous about what will be an extremely busy and challenging year ahead, he is extremely excited about all the opportunities and experiences it entails. Jonathan will perform in a special fundraising recital at St John’s in the City, Wellington, on Sunday the 29th July at 4pm. He will be joined by soprano Amelia Berry and fellow Foundation grant recipient baritone Kawiti Waetford – they will be accompanied by Terence Dennis.