Born in Wellington, Bianca is considered one of New Zealand’s most promising young singers to emerge in recent years. A consummate actress as well as a singer, she is known for her engaging and creative performances in many genres from classical music to cabaret and music theatre.
She graduated from the New Zealand School of Music in 2011, with a Bachelor and Postgraduate Diploma of Music (Distinction) under the tutelage of soprano Margaret Medlyn. During this time, Bianca further developed her passion for opera and classical music, performing lead roles in the School’s operatic productions and collaborating with New Zealand’s leading musicians in recital and chamber performances.
Following her graduation, Bianca was appointed as a Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, with whom she made her mainstage début in the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. She completed her internship with New Zealand Opera in 2013, having also understudied the roles of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and Zerlina in Don Giovanni for the company.
Pursuing her dream of a career in opera, Bianca auditioned for the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. With offers from all three institutions, Bianca chose to accept her place at the Guildhall, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading schools of music. She will move to London in September 2014 to commence an Artist Masters in vocal performance at the Guildhall, where she will study with renowned soprano Yvonne Kenny.