Saturday, 7 November 2015

International Opera Awards bursaries announced

Richard E Grant, Joyce Kennedy, Sir Antonio Pappano at the International Opera Awards
Richard E Grant, Joyce Kennedy, Sir Antonio Pappano
at the International Opera Awards
The International Opera Awards not only rewards achiement in the opera field at the highest level (see my review), but has been set up to raise money for bursaries given to emerging operatic artists

The latest batch of awards has been announced and includes Grace Carter (British, Soprano), Finnegan Downie Dear (British, Conductor whom I recently saw accompanying Gareth Brynmor John at the Oxford Lieder Festival), Nazan Fikret (British/Turkish, Soprano), Alex Haigh (British, Tenor), Ella Marchment (British, Director who directed the recent premiere of my opera The Genesis of Frankenstein with her company the Helios Collective), Ricardo Panela (Portuguese, Baritone whom I caught in 2013 popping up in Don Pasquale), Adam Player (Australian, Tenor, whom I caught in 2013 in Ryedale Opera's The Magic Flute), Gyula Rab (Hungarian, Tenor, who was in the UK premiere of Pergolesi's Adriano in Siria earlier this year) , Kirstin Sharpin (New Zealand/British, Soprano who was in Chelsea Opera Group's recent performance of Wagner's Das Liebesverbot), Simon Shibambu (South African, Tenor) and Laura Woods (British, Mezzo-soprano who was in Opera Holland Park's production of Il Trittico this summer).

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