Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Prizewinners’ Recital - Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition

Galina Averina
Galina Averina
The Russian soprano Galina Averina was the winner of the 2015 Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, with Welsh soprano Celine Forrest being the runners up. Now we have a chance to hear the two in recital as they give a joint recital on 4 May 2016 at 22 Mansfield Street, London W1 as part of the recital series run by Elisabeth and Bob Boas. Accompanied by pianist Charlotte Forrest, the singers will each perform a group of songs and arias by Mozart, Puccini, Debussy, Nikolai, Donizetti, Rachmaninov, Delibes, Schubert, Purcell, and Frank Bridge, as well as singing the letter duet from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

Galina Averina currently studies at the Royal College of Music where she is on the second year in the International Opera School. She took second place in the 2016 Handel Singing Competition. Celine Forrest studied at the Royal College of Music and is now a young artist at the National Opera Studio.


Bampton Classical Opera's Young Singers' Competition is a biennial competition which was first launched in 2013 to celebrate Bampton Classical Opera’s 20th birthday. The competition is aimed at identifying the finest emerging young opera singers currently working in the UK. 67 young singers aged between 21 and 30 entered the 2015 Young Singers’ Competition.
Full information and booking details from the Bampton Classical Opera website.

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