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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 headed by Elaine Kidd, supported by Artistic Director David Gowland, Administrator Siri Fischer Hansen and two Assistants

The Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2018/19 season are:


Aigul Akhmetshina – mezzo-soprano
Germán E Alcántara – baritone
Konu Kim – tenor
Haegee Lee – soprano
Dominic Sedgwick – baritone
Michael Mofidian – bass-baritone
Jacquelyn Stucker – soprano
Patrick Terry – counter-tenor
Yaritza Véliz – soprano
Hongni Wu – mezzo-soprano

Music Staff

Patrick Milne – Opera Conductor/Répétiteur
Edmund Whitehead – Conductor/Répétiteur
Jonathan Lo – Ballet conductor
Thomas Payne - Ballet Conductor

Stage Director

Noa Naamat

Anthony Almeida
Chuma Sijeqa
Thando Mjandana