Jette Parker Young Artist
Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in the 2013/14 Season. In his first Season with The Royal Opera he sings Fourth Esquire (Parsifal), Pong (Turandot), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata) and Lamplighter (Manon Lescaut) on the main stage and Miller (El gato con botas) in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Gomes studied at the Lisbon Music Conservatory, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio on a scholarship from the Royal Opera House, and is currently a Samling Scholar. His roles have included Jeník (The Bartered Bride) with British Youth Opera and Leandro (La Spinalba), Beppe (Rita) and Fenton (Die lustige Weiber von Windsor) for GSMD.
Gomes's recent concert performance have included the premiere of Raymond Yiu's My Fatal Plurality at the Wigmore Hall, Verdi's Requiem in Newcastle, a concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and an appearance at Portugal's largest ever opera gala.
Cast as Gastone de Letorières
Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.
Cast as Lamplighter
Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.
JPYA Summer Performance
Cast as Fernand (La favorite)
The Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.
Cast as Matteo Borsa
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of David McVicar's production of Verdi's potent tragedy.
Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance
Cast as Dorvil
The Jette Parker Young Artists present a fully staged performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, in one of the most popular highlights of Meet the Young Artists Week.
Tristan und Isolde
Cast as Shepherd
Christof Loy brings intense insight to Wagner’s story of illicit love, told through music of thrilling power.
Il turco in Italia
Cast as Albazar
Rossini's irresistible comedy glows with Fellini-esque glamour in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's sun-drenched production.
News and features
Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.
Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.