The Auckland Opera Studio offers singing and performance coaching from some of the most acclaimed teachers in the world – including the highly respected Frances Wilson (ONZ) – at no cost.


Many youngsters, often from humble backgrounds, have gone on to help keep New Zealand famous on the world stage, thanks to a service that is entirely funded by donations.


With the help of donors, subscribers and supporters, the Auckland Opera Studio is effectively a creative incubator that…

  • Helps young singers break through the boundaries of their own limiting beliefs;
  • Creates performance opportunities for singers to gain experience;
  • Provides sustained development – in an atmosphere of input – for professional and promising singers;
  • Creates an environment of knowledge, enthusiasm and support;
  • Is a professional support system to help singers continue honing their art;
  • Caters to young talent preparing for overseas studies; and
  • Helps professional singers prepare for their next engagement.


Students who have benefited from the Auckland Opera Studio’s teaching of great classic principles and latest technical ideas include:

  • Marlena Devoe;
  • Sole Mio (Sol3 MIO) brothers Pene and Amitai Pati;
  • Stephen Diaz; and
  • James Ioelu.


We encourage anyone who is interested in partaking of these classes to contact us.