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Aivale Cole


  • Cole’s treatment of the words in Richard Strauss’s Zueignung (Dedication) was exemplary, while her tone was creamy and gorgeous.
    Rosemary Collier, Middle C
  • Aivale Cole’s warm and lovely voice did not fail to excite in her part of that scene. Her top was secure and dramatic, her low notes thrilling.
    Rosemary Collier, Middle C
  • London-based soprano, Aivale Cole, was born and raised in New Zealand and graduated from the Australian Opera Studio with Honours, and was awarded the Dux Prize 2005.  Previously she completed a Bachelor in Performance Art degree at The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch, New Zealand and a Diploma in Performance Art (Opera) at the University of Auckland.

 Formerly a student of the late Elizabeth Connell, Miss Cole now studies with Mirella Freni.

    Recent succeses include the title role in Aida at Opéra de Baugé, France as well as concert appearances in the UK.

    Further appearances include the 21st Anniversary Celebration Concert at Dame Malvina Major’s Foundation with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington. She performed with New Zealand’s renowned sculptor, Michael Parekowhai’s red carved Steinway Grand piano at the New Zealand Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2011. 

    Aivale’s performances on the concert platform include Verdi’s Requiem, Strauss’s Four Last Songs Handel’s Messiah and the world premiere of The Passion according to St Mark (Richard Mills).  On the operatic stage she has been seen in the title roles in Aida, Ariadne auf Naxos and Madama Butterfly; other roles include Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaela Carmen, Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte.

    In 2009 she won the Lexus Song Quest, the most prestigious competition in the Southern Hemisphere.  She also won The Lockwood Aria Competition as was a finalist in the McDonald Aria Competition in Sydney.

    She is heard with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings-Fellowship of the Rings.  She regularly gives recitals and broadcasts regularly throughout New Zealand and Australia for New Zealand Radio and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 

    Aivale is also a talented actress and has appeared in many straight acting roles such as Sas in the award-winning play ‘Sons’ (Victor Rodgers); Andromache in ‘Trojan Women’ (Euripides) and in her only short film, ‘The Baker Brothers’ (Directed: Andrea Bosshard).

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