B i o g r a p h y
New Zealand born Soprano Pasquale Orchard is passionate about performance, holding her MMus and MMA in Classical voice, a LTCL diploma in Performance Arts, and diplomas in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap dance. In 2021 Pasquale was awarded her Post-Graduate Diploma with Distinction and in 2022 completed the International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Mary Plazas.
In 2019 Pasquale was a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera where she performed as Rosina in a Schools Tour adaptation of The Barber of Seville across New Zealand. In 2018 Pasquale was the New Zealand National Young Performer of the year in the PACANZ vocal competition and was selected as a finalist in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing competition, receiving a full tuition scholarship for a one year intensive Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music from where she graduated with Distinction in 2020.
Roles include: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro [RNCM], Soeur Constance in Dialogue des Carmelites [RNCM], Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen [RNCM and Opera North], Monica in The Medium [RNCM], La Fee in Cendrillon [Buxton International Festival], Zerlina in Don Giovanni [Allo Opera], Pot Boy / Child Prodigy in The Excursions of Mr. Broucek
[Grange Park Opera] and Serpina in La Serva Padrona [Early Music and Education].
Pasquale proudly joined the Opera North chorus in the Autumn of 2022.
Pasquale holds dual nationality and is eligible to work in the United Kingdom and Europe.
📸 Charles Brooks