Friday 3 September 2021

National Opera Studio's Young Artists for the 2021/22 season

National Opera Studio Young Artists 2021/22

The National Opera Studio has announced its roster of Young Artists for the 2021/22 season, but it will not be bidding goodbye quite yet to some of the 2020/21 Young Artists as they are offering all the 2020/21 Young Artists additional coaching and support as Associate Artists during the year, whilst once of the 2020/21 Associate Artists, South African tenor Monwabisi Lindi, is returning as a full-time Young Artist.

This year's roster is:

  • Russian soprano Aleksandra Chernenko (Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria & Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy)
  • Welsh soprano Ffion Edwards (Royal College of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)
  • Ukrainian soprano Inna Husieva (P. I. Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music)
  • Latvian soprano Laura Lolita Perešivana (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), who was in the Guildhall School's triple bill of Italian rarities last year [see my review] & the recent programme of new and early opera [see my review]
  • British mezzo-soprano Siân Griffiths (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), whom we saw in the title role of Rossini's La Cenerentola with British Youth Opera in 2019 [see my review]
  • British mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries (Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), who sang the title role in Holst's Savitri with Hampstead Garden Opera last year
  • Australian mezzo-soprano Shakira Tsindos (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
  • Belgian countertenor Logan Lopaz Gonzalez (Conservatoire Royal de Mons, Royal Academy of Music)
  • South African tenor Monwabisi Lindi (Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Korean baritone Jeongmeen Ahn (Theatre Academy August Everding, Munich)
  • South African baritone Kamohelo Tsotetsi (North West University in Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa)
  • South Korean pianist Chloe Jihee Kim (State University of New York, Sorbonne Université, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris)
  • Brazilian pianist Alexsander Ribeiro de Lara (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul State),
  • Australian pianist Elli Welsh (Royal Academy of Music, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University)
Full details from the National Opera Studio website.

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