Biographies - 5.12.2022

Carleen Ebbs

Motueka born Soprano Carleen Ebbs was London based for 15 years where she trained and had a busy freelance singing career, before returning to Wellington in 2021. Carleen has worked with companies including Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, The Royal Opera, The National Theatre (London), Longborough Festival Opera, The London Handel Festival, Birmingham Opera,
Festival Opera NZ and Celebrate Voice UK among others. Carleen has a great enthusiasm for Baroque and early classical repertoire and was a London Handel Singing Competition Finalist and Britten Pears Young Artist working with conductor Christian Curnyn. She gained an MMus with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama London and also trained at the Cardiff
International Academy of Voice working with Dennis O’Neill, Dame Josephine Barstowe, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Bonynge and Phillip Thomas among other coaches from international opera houses.