Paloma Bruce is a NZ born Opera singer currently based in the UK
Acclaimed opera singer who has trained with Dame Malvina Major
•OPERA ROLES AND EXPERIENCE 2005 PricewaterhouseCoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with NBR NZ Opera. Euridice - ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ by Offenbach, Victoria Opera: Wellington, Gisborne and Parliament Concert performance. Elsie Maynard – ‘The Yeoman of the Guard’ by Gilbert & Sullivan, Wellington Gilbert & Sullivan Society: Lower Hutt and Paraparaumu Violetta (Rehearsal Cover) and Chorus Member - ‘La Traviata’ by Verdi, NBR NZ Opera, Auckland & Wellington Zerlina (Rehearsal Cover) and Chorus Member (Donna Elvira’s Maid) - ‘Don Giovanni’by Mozart, NBR NZ Opera, Auckland & Wellington British Dancing Girl (Cover) and Chorus Member – ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ by Adams, NBR NZ Opera, Concert performance Auckland. Iris – ‘Semele’ by Eccles, Victoria Opera, Wellington Chorus Member - ‘Carmen’ by Bizet, NBR NZ Opera, Wellington Chorus Member - ‘L’elisir d’amore’ by Donizetti,International Festival of the Arts, NBR NZ Opera, Wellington
•CONCERT ENGAGEMENTS & APPEARANCES 2007 Movie Fundraiser with Catherine Norton at Penthouse Cinema, Wellington Guest artist at the Garibaldi Club of Wellington ‘Opera in the Pa’ with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Rotorua ‘Opera in the Pa’ on Mokoia Island and on the Lakeland Queen Guest artist at Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation luncheon at Opera Factory, Auckland 2006 Villa-Lobos’ ‘Bachianas Brasileiras’ with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass’ with the Christchurch Symphony ‘Opera in the Pa’ on Mokoia Island NBR NZ Opera Concert for the Lake Taupo Arts Festival Appearance with Sir Howard Morrison at Ellerslie Racecourse Club. ‘Der Hölle Rache’ from ‘Die Zauberflöte’ for NBR NZ Opera publicity function OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Old St. Paul’s Lunchtime Series Recital; Friends of NZ Symphony Orchestra Fundraising Concert; National Anthem at NZ Junior Diving Championships; Wellington Fringe Festival Launch soloist; Photography Exhibition Opening (Fringe Festival); Upper Hutt Choral Society Concert; Gounod’s ‘St. Cecelia Mass’ soloist with Festival Singers of Wellington; Victoria Voices concert of Monteverdi; Victoria Baroque Workshop concert of Bach Cantatas; Various charity concerts; Victoria Scottish Society Concert; ‘Night of the Proms’ with Capital Performing Art’s Society, and St. Andrews on the Terrace Lunchtime Series.
•TRAINING September 07 will attend Royal College of Music, London, for postgraduate studies Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor of Music degree with 1st Class Honours, majoring in Performance Voice 2005 NZ Opera Summer School – Wanganui
•VOICE TUITION & COACHING 2006/7 - Frances Wilson (Auckland Opera Studio), Rosemary Barnes 2005 – Frances Wilson, Dame Malvina Major, Bruce Greenfield, Robert Wiremu
•COMPETITIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS 2006 Winner of Raymond Opie Memorial Aria (Wellington) and recipient of the Rosina Buckman Memorial Cup. Recipient of the Beatrice Taylor Rose Bowl for the highest Mark (Ladies) for Lieder, and the Orpheus Choir Trophy for the highest marks (Ladies) in Lieder and Modern English Art Song. Winner of Sealord Recital Class (Nelson) Lockwood Aria Finalist (Rotorua) – performance with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra Perkel Aria Competition Finalist (Auckland) 2004-5 Runner-up of 2005 Lockwood Aria - performance with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra Lexus Song Quest: Semi-Finalist including appearance in film documentary and entry played on Concert FM Wellington Regional Vocal Competitions: Winner of Modern British Art Song and Robin Dumbell Trophy, Winner of Orpheus Choir Trophy for female entrant with highest marks, Winner of Southward Recital Class and McMaster Cup for German Lieder Class
•LANGUAGES Spanish (2nd language/ School Certificate) French (1 year studied at University) German (2 years studied at High School and Auckland University Continuing Education) Italian (2 years studied at University)