Tuesday 6 July 2021

Celebrating 20 years of the Royal Opera House's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists

The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having trained and supported 137 young singers, directors, conductors and pianists. For 2021/22, soprano April Koyejo-Audiger, tenors Thando Mjandana, Alan Pingarrón and baritone Chuma Sijeqa will join the Young Artists and along with soprano Alexandra Lowe, mezzo-sopranos Kseniia Nikolaieva and Stephanie Wake-Edwards, tenors Andrés Presno and Egor Zhuravskii, bass Blaise Malaba, stage director Isabelle Kettle, opera répétiteur Michael Sikich, opera conductor and répétiteur Michael Papadopoulos and ballet conductor Edo Frenkel, will form the 20th anniversary Young Artists company.

In October 2022, the Meet the Young Artists week returns with a chance to hear current and former young artists in concert as well as a celebratory alumni recital curated by the programme's founder and artistic director David Garland. Whilst throughout the season there will be a series of lunchtime recitals from current Young Artists.  

In May 2022, there will be a performance of Stravinsky's opera Mavra alongside Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. On 23 July 2022 there will be a special main-stage performance celebrating the achievements of the Young Artists. This will be conducted by Antonio Pappano who celebrates his 20th anniversary as the company's music director.

Throughout the season the Young Artists appear in roles for the company, and a new initiative sees recent conservatoire graduates receiving mentoring from former Young Artists, whilst there will be observership opportunities for directors and conductors and lighting designers.

Full details from the Royal Opera House's website.


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