Natasha Te Rupe Wilson (Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi), soprano, has a Bachelor of Music, (Honours, first-class), majoring in classical vocal performance, from the University of Auckland. From 2018 – 2019, Natasha was based in San Francisco, where she completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of César Ulloa.
Natasha made her professional debut with New Zealand Opera, and was a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with the company in 2018. Natasha was a member of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation’s mentoring programme in 2016, and has been supported by the foundation ever since.
Natasha was recently based in Pittsburgh, PA, as a 2019/20 Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera. Natasha made her United States, mainstage debut, with Pittsburgh Opera, as Rosalba, in their 2019 production of Catan’s, Florencia en el Amazonas. Natasha also played the role of Morgana, in the company’s 2020 production of Handel’s, Alcina.
Throughout 2021, Natasha has been performing throughout New Zealand, performing the role of Lisa, for Days Bay Opera’s, La Sonnambula, and Purea, in the world premiere of Tim Finn’s, Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator, with New Zealand Opera. Most recently, Natasha performed the role of Zerlina, in Wellington Opera’s production of Mozart’s, Don Giovanni, as well as the role of Marzelline, in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s concert performance of Beethoven’s, Fidelio.