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Michaela Cadwgan


Michaela Cadwgan graduated in 2020 with First Class Honours in BMus from The New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington (NZSM). She holds a BA in German and Italian and is an alumna of the New Zealand Opera School, where she received the Dame Sister Mary Leo Foundation Award.

Her notable performances include Suor Angelica in the NZSM Puccini Double Bill, and collaborations with the NZ Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, and Orchestra Wellington. Michaela’s accolades include first place in the Wellington Regional Aria Competition, runner-up at The Lockwood New Zealand Aria Finals. She also received the Saluzzo Opera Academy Scholarship, along with the Merenda Travel Prize and the MOST Audience Prize at the 2023 IFAC Handa ASC Finals.

In 2024, she is performing Julia Betram in the New Zealand premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park with New Zealand Opera.