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Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert COVID-cancelled
The Elizabeth Estlea Spring Park Cup (French Song) (2021)
The Frederick Foote Memorial Cup (Light Opera) (2021)
The K N Kelly Challenge Cup (2021)
The Lady Woodruff Cup for Operatic Aria (2021)
The Lister Cup (2021)
"...It was, strange to say, one performer who caught my eye every time she was on stage. She was a minor character, Toinette. She doesn’t have any solos, and yet so vibrant is her stage presence that it was impossible for me to look elsewhere. Her name is Kiera Smitheram, and she embodied the entire spirit of Offenbach. As the prior reviewer put it, “whenever she appeared, she was always ‘in role’ whilst never taking the focus away from others”. And that is a very hard thing to pull off," -Chris Weber, The Operetta Research Centre (2022)
"...Kiera Smitheram in the secondary role of Toinette, one of the laundry girls, who chain smoked throughout and made the most of each of the few lines that she had: whenever she appeared, she was always ‘in role’ whilst never taking the focus away from others." -John Groves , Operetta Research Centre (2022)
"Kiera Smitheran's Toinette, a chain-smoking laundress with a series of one-liners, was a complete delight," - Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (2022)
Kiera Smitheram is a proudly Cornish soprano, actor, saxophonist, and award-winning writer living in West Sussex.
Born in the 'bottom end of nowhere' on the north coast of Cornwall, Kiera spent her free time amusing herself with music, prose, and drama. After dabbling professionally in radio presenting, repertory theatre, and scare acting, she found her calling in opera at the age of seventeen in New Cornwall Opera's Carmen at the Minack Theatre. Since then, her appetite for music and theatre has been insatiable.
Kiera graduated with BMus (Hons) in Vocal Performance from the University of Chichester Conservatoire, studying Voice with Yvonne Patrick and Stuart Hutchinson, and Saxophone with Spencer Bundy. She performed regularly in many of the university's top ensembles as a singer and a saxophonist. Her academic prowess led her to become the first ever apprentice lecturer in Opera and Operetta Studies.
Outside of her studies, Kiera has performed with numerous companies in the Cornwall and Sussex areas. She works extensively with Havant Light Opera, New Sussex Opera, West Sussex Opera, and Portsmouth Festival Choir, as well as freelancing as a soloist for numerous choral societies. In January 2019 she performed the role of The Resistance in Howard Moody's PUSH: A Holocaust Opera in the Houses of Parliament. For this role she was dubbed, "an absolute powerhouse". She reprised the role at the Minerva Theatre Chichester earlier this year. As Katisha in Havant Light Opera's The Mikado she was hailed as "an explosive young talent" and "One of the best Katishas [I've] ever seen”.
Other recent roles include Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore, Jeune Fille in La Belle Helene, and Lady Bushey in Mr. Jericho. She is currently preparing to understudy Galatea in Acis and Galatea on the New Sussex Opera Artist Development Program.
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