Image courtesy of New Zealand Opera.
Two years ago Justin Gregory caught up with emerging opera singer Rachelle Pike as she completed her studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She’s back home and about to sing the role of Flora in New Zealand Opera’s production of La Traviata which opens in Auckland this coming week. She’s also planning her return to live and work in the States. Rachelle says the transition from student to fully fledged singer is daunting.