Angela Simkin joins the Royal Opera House Jette Parker scheme
Congratulations to Angela Simkin who will join the Jette Parker young artists scheme at the Royal Opera House, London, starting in the Autumn season this September 2016.
Toby Purser appointed ENO Mackerras Fellowship
Toby Purser has been appointed an ENO Mackerras Fellowship. The award is a joint initiative between ENO and the Philip Loubser Foundation, and celebrates the legacy of Sir Charles Mackerras. The ENO Mackerras Fellowship offers exceptionally talented young conductors the opportunity to work and develop at ENO, mentored by ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth.
Julien Van Mellaerts wins 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Award
Congratulations to Juilen Van Mellaerts who has one first prize at the prestigious 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards at the Wigmore Hall.
The panel of judges this year included the singers Mary Plazas and Adrian Thompson, and previous winners include the tenor Andrew Kennedy and baritone Christopher Maltman.
Carol Garcia wins Opera Actual magazine’s 2015 Young Artist award.
Congratulations mezzo-soprano Carol Garcia who has won the 2015 Young Artist Prize from Opera Actual magazine. A graduate of the Atelie Lyrique at the Opéra National de Paris and a Finalist at Operalia 2014, her engagements last season included Doña Damiana / La Clementina at the Teatro de la Zaruela, Madrid, Carmen at the Palau de Congressos de Santa Eulàlia de Ibiza, Mme Dangeville / Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opéra national de Paris and Rosina / Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Opéra national de Montréal.
Carol Garcia makes her Italian debut as Charlotte / Werther at the Teatro Verdi Trieste later this month.