‘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 for the 2017/18 season are:
Aigul Akhmetshina – mezzo-soprano
Thomas Atkins – tenor
Francesca Chiejina – soprano
Konu Kim – tenor
Haegee Lee – soprano
Gyula Nagy – baritone
Dominic Sedgwick – baritone
Simon Shibambu – bass
Angela Simkin – mezzo-soprano
Jacquelyn Stucker – soprano
The singers who will join the Programme in September 2018 are:
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