Australian lyric soprano Cassandra Wright is completing her Master’s under the tutelage of Kate Paterson and Jonathan Papp
She has been offered a place at Royal Academy Opera from September 2021. She is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and a member of the Academy Song Circle, and enjoys operatic and song repertoire with equal enthusiasm. At the Academy, she was recently the joint winner of the Isabel Jay Memorial Prize and was very highly commended in the Bicentenary Prize.
Cassandra’s operatic roles include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (scenes), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (scenes), Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, Manon in Manon (scenes), Lisette in La rondine (scenes), and La bergère/La chouette in L’enfant et les sortilèges.
Before moving to London, Cassandra studied at Queensland Conservatorium, where she received a Bachelor of Music with Honours and the University Medal. At the Conservatorium, she 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.