The 2018/19 Jette Parker Young Artists
The 2018/19 Jette Parker Young Artists

Former Young Artists

The Programme was launched in September 2001. Six singers were put forward by agents and others in the opera world, and then chosen from auditions in late 2000/early 2001. Since then, auditions by application have been held annually in November and December to select new intakes to start the following September. Each singer is contracted for two years and as such, every season half of singers on the Programme are in their first year while the other half is in their second.

The first music staff auditions were held early in 2002, and a conductor and répétiteur selected to start in September 2002. Since then, music staff auditions have been held every other year to replace those leaving at the end of their two-year contract. A stage director position was created in 2002, with auditions taking place every two years. Since 2008, there has been the option of appointing a conductor or pianist to work mainly with The Royal Ballet.

Jette Parker Young Artists 2017-2018
Jette Parker Young Artists 2017-2018

The following artists have been members of the Programme so far:

Sopranos

Dušica Bijelić, Vlada BorovkoFrancesca ChiejinaJennifer DavisAnna DevinLauren FaganSusana GasparAnush HovhannisyanKiandra HowarthAna James, Kishani Jayasinghe, Ha Young Lee, Haegee Lee, Pumeza Matshikiza, Sally MatthewsElisabeth MeisterSimona MihaiEri Nakamura, Victoria Nava, Madeleine PierardMarina PoplavskayaGweneth-Ann Rand, Jacquelyn Stucker, Ailish Tynan, Katie Van Kooten, Anita Watson

Link Artist Soprano

Sarah-Jane Lewis

Mezzo-sopranos

Aigul Akhmetshina, Tove Dahlberg, Emily EdmondsJustina Gringyte, Liora Grodnikaite, Ekaterina Gubanova, Hanna HippNadezhda KaryazinaRachel Kelly, Monika-Evelin LiivKai RüütelAngela Simkin

Countertenor

Russell Harcourt

Tenors

Thomas AtkinsPablo Bemsch, Alfie Boe, David Butt Philip, Steven Ebel, Alexander James Edwards, Hubert Francis, Robert Anthony Gardiner, Luis Gomes, Andrew Kennedy, David Junghoon KimJi Hyun Kim, Konu Kim, Nikola Matišić, Edgaras Montvidas, Robert Murray, Ji-Min ParkSamuel Sakker, Andrew Sritheran, Haoyin Xue

Baritones

Dawid KimbergMichel de SouzaGrant Doyle, Jared Holt, Jacques ImbrailoSamuel Dale Johnson, Changhan Lim, Gyula NagyAshley RichesDominic Sedgwick, Yuriy YurchukZhengZhong Zhou

Bass-baritones

Daniel GriceDarren JefferyKostas Smoriginas, Krzysztof Szumanski

Basses

Robert Gleadow, Lukas JakobskiJihoon Kim, Vuyani Mlinde, James PlattMatthew RoseSimon ShibambuDavid Shipley

Stage Directors

Greg Eldridge, Harry Fehr, Rodula Gaitanou, Thomas Guthrie, José Dario Innella, Gerard Jones, Tomasz Konina, André Heller-Lopes, Noa Naamat, Pedro Ribeiro, Vera Petrova

Music Staff (opera)

Catriona Beveridge, Timothy BurkeNick FletcherMichele Gamba, Oliver Gooch, Andrew GriffithsJames Hendry, Adrian Kelly, Volker Krafft, Rory Macdonald, Steven Moore, Geoffrey Paterson, Jean-Paul Pruna, Jonathan SantagadaSusanna StrandersDaniele RustioniPaul WingfieldYuval Zorn

Link Artist Conductor

Sonia Ben-Santamaria

Music Staff (ballet)

Dominic GrierHelen NicholasMatthew Scott RogersColin J. Scott

Former Young Artists agent contacts
Sopranos
Mezzo-Sopranos
Countertenor
Tenors
Baritones
Bass-Baritones
Basses
Music Staff
Stage Directors