Lyric Soprano, Anita Kyle received her L.Mus.A. Diploma in Singing while studying with Maree Ryan at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and attended international summer schools at the American Institute of Music in Graz and the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria.
Anita was winner of the National Operatic Aria, Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Vocal Scholarship, Semi-finalist in the McDonalds’ Operatic Aria Scholarship, finalist in the 2MBS-FM Young Performer of the Year, ABC Young Performer Awards and the Joan Sutherland Scholarship. While studying with Anthea Moller, Anita was awarded the ‘MTO German-Australian Opera Grant’, a 12-month solo contract at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden, Germany. Her roles in Germany included the ’15 year old’ in ‘Lulu’, ‘Frasquita’ in Carmen, ‘Sophie’ in Werther, ‘Sandman’ and ‘Dew Fairy’ in Hansel and Gretel, ‘Papagena’ in The Magic Flute, ‘Lieschen’ in Bach’s Coffee Cantata and ‘Governess’ in Orpheus and Eurydice.
Since returning to Australia after four years in Germany, which included performances in oratorios and recitals, Anita has performed a joint recital with Brad Cooper and Andrew Greene and another with organist Mark Quarmby in the Sydney Town Hall for the Organ Music Society of Sydney. She also has been broadening her recital repertoire as the soprano soloist in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras (no.5) with the Ryde-Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, Faure’s Requiem , Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339, Casals’ El cant dels Ocells (The Song of the Birds), Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Haydn’s Mass no. 10 in C Major (Mass in a Time of War), Mozart`s Mass in C Minor and Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio with the Manly-Warringah Choir under the baton of conductor Dr. Carlos Alvarado. Anita also made her debut as a soloist with the Sydney University Graduate Choir in December, performing as a soloist in Handel’s Israel in Egypt.