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Resident Artist

Oliver Sewell · tenor

AVA first-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand 

Education: B.M. University of Canterbury; M.M. Manhattan School of Music 

Competitions: Gerda Lissner Grant Award Winner (2017), Stan Sesser Career Award Winner (2016), Alan M. and Joan Taub Vocal Competition Finalist (2016), Lexus Song Quest Finalist (2015),  Kiri Te Kanawa Grant Recipient

Previous Roles: Ramiro, La Cenerentola, ARE Opera; Gastone, La traviata, New Jersey Festival Orchestra; Benoit, Le Roi l'a Dit, Danceny, The Dangerous Liaisons, Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, all with Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio; Ernesto, Don Pasquale, Crested Butte Music Festival.


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