Meet our Emerging Artists
Soprano Pasquale Orchard is passionate about performance, with qualifications in a number of stage disciplines. She holds NZAMD Licentiate diplomas for Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop, as well as her Trinity LTCL diploma in Performance Arts. Now focusing on opera, Pasquale graduated from the New Zealand School of Music with First Class Honours in 2017 and is currently completing a Masters of Musical Arts under Jenny Wollerman and Margaret Medlyn. In 2018 Pasquale was the National Young Performer of the year in the PACANZ vocal competition and in August Pasquale was selected as a finalist in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing competition, receiving a full tuition scholarship for a one year Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester starting in late 2019.
In 2017 Pasquale debuted as Mercedes in Carmen with NZ Festival Opera, starred as the Vixen in NZSM's The Cunning Little Vixen and played Susanna in Eternity Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro. As a member of the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus, Pasquale has performed in Carmen and La Bohème, and in 2019 as a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist will perform in The Barber of Seville.