Dunedin soprano Emma Fraser has been cast in her first
Australian opera, in Sydney.
Ms Fraser (34) has just started rehearsals as a member of the
chorus for the Opera Australia production of Italian opera
The Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production starts on March
21 and runs until April 13.
Ms Fraser will be one of 60 artists, including three other
New Zealanders, performing on a purpose-built stage on Sydney
She moved to Sydney last May from Auckland, where she worked
with New Zealand Opera.
Ms Fraser went to Maori Hill School, Otago Girls' High School
and the University of Otago, where she studied music.
She spent two years in Perth at the Australian Opera Studio
and lived in London before returning to New Zealand.