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Soprano Felicity Tomkins is based between the United Kingdom and New Zealand, having completed her Artist Diploma (Opera) at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in the USA last year, under tutelage of Stuart Skelton.

Praised to have “a voice like manuka honey” by the Waikato Times NZ, she was the proud winner of the 2023 Lockwood New Zealand Aria and was a finalist in the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award (2023), earning third prize and the Tait Memorial Trust Award. Felicity made her Wigmore Hall debut as a finalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize (2023), European concert debuts and AIMS Meistersinger Audience prize winner as an Opera Studio artist at AIMS Graz (2023), a Kentucky District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (2022/23) and her Cincinnati Opera debut in Vrebalov’s ‘The Knock’. She graduated from the University of Waikato as a Sir Edmund Hillary Arts Scholar and Medalist, with her Master of Music (First Class), her BMus (First Class Hons), and BSc (Biochemistry).

Felicity was the runner-up at the 2022 Lexus Song Quest and winner of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Award. Felicity is an alumna of the New Zealand Opera School, and has been a Kiwi Music Scholar, a Kia Ora Foundation Patricia Pratt Scholar, Circle100 Scholar, and International Opera Awards Foundation Scholar.