Lilia Carpinelli–Napoli  


Singing is all I ever wanted to do since i was a child, my mother says.

However, despite being surrounded by the enchanting sounds of Italian Operas, I never thought I would become an opera singer!


I loved mostly contemporary music but I was very open to listen to Orchestral repertoire any time my grand -parents would play it for me. At the age of 7 my grand-dad took me to my first piano lesson. It is only with time that I learned to love classical music and in particular Opera. I was one of the youngest students to graduate in Opera singing at age 21.

For this reason, today, I am very open with my students on the choice of their repertoire. I am here to help them exploring their instrument and develop it in the healthiest possible way.


I often say to my pupils: I need to teach you how to "drive (your voice)". Where you will want to go with it, is up to you".

Singing is the result of different yet interconnected aspects:

a solid technique, a profound ability to “ listen to our body” and the willingness to express through singing


Voice is the most sincere tool humans have to express their emotional, psychological and physical world: the most important tool we have to communicate.


Acknowledging these aspects of singing, will help you to express yourself and overcome what is holding you back from unfolding your potential.


Lilia 's highlights:

"Lilia Carpinellilli certainly made the most of wonderful soprano solos with a brilliant presentation of the groups of recitetives near the start, an exhuberant performance of Rejoice greatly, and deeply expressive singing in I Know that my redeemer liveth"

by P. Williams (Napier)


"Soprano Lilia Carpinelli's glorious solo lines soared over the choir and orchestra with effortless beauty.....and again  Carpinelli's beautifully operatic soprano solos delighted" by Snadden Jenny (Nelson)

  • Mus (1st class Hons) Perfomance - BMus (Hons) Singing

  • Soloist with a range of acclaimed orchestras in Italy, Austria, China, Israel, Palestine and New Zealand

  • Soloist for the opening of the Olympics in China and for Kind George V in Naku' alofa ( Tongan Kingdom)

  • Winner of Italian Singing Competition

  • Recording artist for Atoll Records.

  • NBR New Zealand Opera Chorus member and Freemasons New Zealand Opera Artist 2016-2020.