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Meet the Jette Parker Young Artists

‘Young' Artist is in a way a misnomer. They may be at the start of their careers, but they are neither fresh out of school nor inexperienced. All have worked with professional companies and have completed a college degree. They could easily make their way in a career outside of the Programme, but have come to the Royal Opera House in order to refine their skills over a period of up to two years. The Programme normally includes ten singers, a conductor, a répétiteur and a stage director, although the configuration may be different during some seasons.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is run by Artistic Director David Gowland and Administrator Siri Fischer Hansen, with Assistant Emma Nevell.

The Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2015/16 season are:

Vlada Borovko – soprano
Jennifer Davis – soprano
Emily Edmonds – mezzo-soprano
Lauren Fagan – soprano
Samuel Dale Johnson – baritone
David Junghoon Kim – tenor
James Platt – bass
Samuel Sakker – tenor
David Shipley – bass
Yuriy Yurchuk – baritone

Music Staff
Jonathan Santagada – conductor/répétiteur
Colin J. Scott – ballet pianist

Stage Director
Richard Gerard Jones 

Jette Parker Associate Director
Greg Eldridge

The New Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2016/17 season are:

Thomas Atkins – tenor
Francesca Chiejina – soprano
Gyula Nagy – baritone
Simon Shibambu – bass
Angela Simkin – mezzo-soprano

Music Staff
James Hendry – opera conductor/répétiteur
Nick Fletcher – associate opera répétiteur
Matthew Scott Rogers – ballet conductor

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