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Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 January 2013 at 10.19am | 11 Comments

Five singers will join The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2013.

Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth, Russian mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina, Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly and Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes will join the Programme for the start of the 2013/14 Season. Greg Eldridge will join the programme as Stage Director.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme supports the artistic development of young professional singers, conductors, directors and répétiteurs. The Young Artists are an international group of outstanding professionals at the start of their careers who have undertaken formal training and have already worked with professional companies. They are not students, but contracted, salaried employees of the Royal Opera House, who work here full-time over two years.

The Young Artists work on productions for The Royal Opera, singing small roles, covering larger roles or joining the music or directing staff. They also receive coaching in all opera disciplines. Read about soprano Susana Gaspar's experience of performing the role of Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore.

The five singers will join last year's seven who continue on the programme into their second year.

Watch a day in the life of a Jette Parker Young Artist


By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 January 2013 at 10.19am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Anush Hovhannisyan, Greg Eldridge, Jette Parker Young Artists, JPYA, Kiandra Howarth, Luis Gomes, Nadezhda Karyzina, Rachel Kelly, singer, singers

This article has 11 comments

  1. Congratulations Rachel , Dad

  2. Jan Howarth responded on 9 January 2013 at 6:07pm Reply

    Congratulations Kiandra, love Mum

  3. Vishnu Mohanan responded on 10 January 2013 at 10:05am Reply

    Congrats Rachel

  4. Sona responded on 16 January 2013 at 1:12pm Reply

    Congratulations Anush, we love you)

  5. Chris Kelly responded on 16 January 2013 at 11:20pm Reply

    Congratulations Rachel from all your fans in China who are looking forward to your next performance here!

  6. Jan Howarth responded on 26 February 2013 at 6:13am Reply

    Congratulations Kiandra!

  7. Congratulations to Anush from Los Angeles. We love you and support you!!!

  8. michael howarth responded on 3 April 2013 at 1:41pm Reply

    bravo kiandra - congratulations on another success - may there be many, many more!

  9. Maro Shirvanian-Badiguian responded on 6 October 2014 at 10:45pm Reply

    Congratulations to Anush from Montreal! Armenians from Montreal love you and support you!

    Best wishes,
    Maro Shirvanian-Badiguian

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