When to see it
Sunday 17 July 2016, 12.30pm • Main StageNot on saleJPYA Summer Performance
Online booking datesCurrently not on sale to any level of membership. Join the Friends of Covent Garden to book your favourite seats early.
- General booking12 April 2016, 9am
- 2 March 2016, 9am
- 24 February 2016, 9am
- 19 February 2016, 9am
- 17 February 2016, 9am
- 16 February 2016, 9am
These events are part of the Summer 2016 season.
The annual showcase on the main stage, featuring all the Young Artists and accompanied by full orchestra in the pit.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme brings together talented singers, conductors and directors from around the world at the start of their careers. The Summer Performance provides a wonderful opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow at the centre of the Royal Opera House’s main stage.
All the available singers on the Programme will be involved in this Season's performance, Betrothal and Betrayal, as will the music staff and stage director. The performance will feature a special guest appearance by Jette Parker Associate Conductor Michele Gamba as well as guest appearances by Jihoon Kim, who left the Programme in 2012, and the celebrated Romanian-born soprano Nelly Miricioiu, who has become a highly valued mentor to the Young Artists. The performance will be staged, with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera in the pit, and include excerpts from Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles, Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
News and features
2013/14 Review: Reflecting on a Season of highlights and artistic dreams realized for Jette Parker Young Artists19 July 2014
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20 June 2014
The Italian conductor and répétiteur on the ‘Pappano sound’ and why learning music is like using a good olive oil.
9 May 2014
The conductor and répétiteur discusses Tosca's showbiz sheen and why he's learning to tap dance.
6 May 2014
The Serbian soprano on using her imagination to round-off characters and moving into opera after presenting children's TV.
11 April 2014
The British tenor on swapping rock and drum and bass for a career as an opera singer.
11 March 2014
The Brazilian baritone on tackling Strauss’s complex scores and embodying nasty characters.