Samling Artists

Filipe Manu

Tenor, Samling Artist Programme: 2018

Photo: Filipe Manu at the Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, November 2018. Photo credit: Mark Savage

New Zealand-born Filipe Manu is currently on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera Course, studying with world-renowned soprano Yvonne Kenny. A former Dame Malvina Major Foundation (DMMF) Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, he was chosen in the inaugural DMMF Opera programme and the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singers’ Development programme. He is a proud alumni of both the New Zealand Opera School and the New Zealand Youth Choir. Filipe was awarded the 2018 Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation scholarship for Outstanding Potential in the Lexus Song Quest and was the winner of the 2017 Australian Singing Competition and in 2016 the runner up in both of New Zealand’s most prestigious competitions, the Lexus Song Quest and the New Zealand Aria. Operatic roles include Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi (Auckland Opera Factory); Romeo I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor, Pilades Oreste and Milord L’italiana in Londra (Auckland Opera Studio); Don Curzio Le nozze di Figaro (Bloomsbury Opera); Tebaldo I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Lensky Eugene Onegin (Days Bay Opera); Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia and Nemorino L’elisir d’amore (New Zealand Opera); Daniel Betly, First Man in Armour and First Priest Die Zauberflöte (University of Waikato); and excerpts from La fille du régiment, La Cenerentola, Hamlet, Capriccio and Die Fledermaus (GSMD).

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists