Celeste Haworth. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
"Thrilling, challenging, liberating, connective, fun."
- Mezzo Soprano Celeste Haworth, 2018 Finalists in The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.
"There is something in singing opera that contains a little piece of your soul, a small part that you share with the audience through the character you play. It’s beyond acting, because the voice that comes out is so intrinsically intertwined with who you are as a person and your inner life.
"There are reasons no two voices sound alike, and why we train to so much to let our voices out - it’s not just turning our bodies into microphones, but learning how to share that corner of ourselves with the listener. It’s a fairly wonderful, exposed bit of humanity in every sense of the word, that connection. Then you add so many artists who feel the same way, have the longing to create and express and it's magical: as it is not just a genre of human voice alone, it is artistic expression for conductors, orchestra, directors, designers, choreographers and of course the audience themselves, who’s energy changes the performance utterly. It's quite a mad profession, creating worlds and giving so much of yourself, but I would not change it for a second."