British mezzo-soprano and singer to watch, Katie Bray won the audience prize at the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and has appeared with ENO, Opera North, Garsington Opera, OHP and Scottish Opera.
Gillian Keith has emerged as one of the country's leading lyric sopranos. She made her ROH debut as Zerbinetta and is at home in contemporary repertoire, recently appearing in the premiere of Turnage's 'Coraline'
Jessica Duchen is a freelance music journalist, novelist, librettist and playwright whose work appears frequently in the Guardian and BBC Music Magazine, among other publications.Jessica wrote the libretto for the opera, Silver Birch.
Widely-recognised as a great singing actresses of her generation‚ Janis Kelly has appeared at many of the World’s leading Opera Houses‚ including ROH and The Met. She is also a prominent voice on concert platforms and in Hollywood films.
Rosalind Plowright is one of the most celebrated artists of our time in a career spanning more than 35 years. She was acclaimed as one of the world’s great spinto sopranos, specialising in roles such as Medée, Alceste and Norma.
British tenor David Butt Philip was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House. In 2014, he made a hugely acclaimed English National Opera debut as Rodolfo in La bohème, cementing his status as one of Britain's leading tenors.
Rebecca studied at the RAM and, since then, has appeared at many major opera houses, including The Royal Opera House, ENO Aix-en-Provence Festival . She returns to ENO in 2019 to sing Queen Tye in Philip Glass's opera, Akhnaten.
Roxanna Panufnik studied composition at the RAM and her work – opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – is performed all over the world.
Writer/Director, Poppy Burton-Morgan founded Metta Theatre in 2005 and wrote and directed 'Roles' at the V&A in 2018. It's 'really on us as directors to make sure that we’re re-telling these stories in a way that resonates with our own times.'
Maria Mot is the Associate Director in the Vocal and Opera Department at Intermusica. Maria has always been supportive of artists who choose to become parents and in this interview, shares an insight in to her own experience as a mother.
Legendary and much in-demand British mezzo-soprano, Catherine Wyn-Rogers is a regular at English National Opera, The Bayerische Staatsoper, The Royal Opera, Salzburg and Glyndebourne festivals and many others.
Mary Bevan is well-known to UK audiences. In the 2017/18 season, Bevan debuted at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Rose Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene, and sang the title role in Turnage’s new opera Coraline for The Royal Opera at the Barbican.
Alice Farnham is one of Britain's leading female conductors. She is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Women Conductors with the RPS - an award-winning programme to encourage women into the conducting profession.
A former BBC New Generation Artist, celebrated British mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnston studied at Cambridge University and the RCM. She is in demand worldwide and is particularly associated with the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Orpha Phelan has directed opera internationally for the last 15 years. A favourite in Scandinavia, Orpha has recently made her debut in Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera with her new production of Powder Her Face.
Choruses form the backbone of the music-making on stage and have a unique perspective as full-time singers attached to one company at a time and often on stage for multiple consecutive nights in several different productions.
Much-loved British mezzo-soprano, Yvonne Howard, reflects on her career so far and shares her wisdom in our latest interview: 'Treat your colleagues with respect and kindness. Treat yourself in the same way..'
French soprano, favourite on the UK stages, particularly Opera Holland Park, Anne Sophie Duprels shares her struggles and triumphs as a mother for the entire duration of her career in an unusual and wonderful industry.
British soprano and SWAP'ra Patron, Sarah Tynan is well established as one of the most exciting and versatile singers of her generation. Sarah and baritone, Leigh Melrose, talk about their experiences as parents in opera.
Irish soprano Anna Devin was a Jette Parker Young Artist at The Royal Opera and is widely admired as an engaging actress as well as bel canto singer. She has appeared at Teatro Real, ROH, Glyndebourne and Göttingen Festivals and others.
Francesca works as an Opera Director nationally and internationally. In 2001 she set up Opera by Definition and was its Artistic Director for ten years. Currently, she works mainly as a Revival Director in the UK.
Australian/British soprano Anita Watson was a Jette Parker Young Artist at The Royal Opera. Most recently she has sung Anne Trulove for Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Pamina for Welsh National Opera and Governess for Teatro La Fenice.
Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2011 Helen represented Australia in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and is establishing herself as a rising UK star.
Lucy Crowe studied at the RAM, to which she has recently been appointed a Fellow. With repertoire ranging from Handel and Mozart to Donizetti’s Adina and Verdi’s Gilda she has sung with major opera companies throughout the world.
Mezzo soprano Rosie Aldridge studied at the RCM, and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival. Rosie was in the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper and has appeared at numerous European houses.
Rebecca Moffatt was a stage manager for several years, working for ETO, OHP, BYO and UK conservatoires, before becoming Artistic Administrator at ETO. She is now a full-time mother to her son, Finn with her husband.
Rising star, Holly Mathieson shares her wisdom about a conducting career in this extraordinarily honest interview. 'The road to this career is precipitous and emotionally scarring for even the most entitled young white man'
Sue Nicholls is an Artist Manager with the agency, Hazard Chase and has always been supportive of artists who are parents: 'This business is volatile and careers can be very short, even at the highest level. Your family is with you for life.'
An early wrist injury prompted Jessica to move from playing organ to studying law, until she found her true calling in opera. Jessica shares her experiences from within the opera and classical music industry.